Nat’l Book Award Finalists Announced

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, today, David Steinberger, CEO of Perseus Books and Chairman of the National Book Foundation, announced the finalists for the National Book Awards (winners to be announced on Nov. 20; the presentation of the awards will be hosted by the Morning Joe co-hosts, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough).

Download our spreadsheet, with ordering information and alternate formats, here: Nat’l Book Awards Finalists, 2013


Kushner, Rachel, The Flamethrowers, (S&S/Scribner)
Lahiri, Jhumpa, The Lowland, (RH/Knopf)
McBride, James, The Good Lord Bird, (Penguin/Riverhead)
Pynchon, Thomas, Bleeding Edge, (Penguin Press)
Saunders, George, Tenth of December, (Random House)



Lepore, Jill, Book of Ages, (RH/Knopf)
Lower, Wendy, Hitler’s Furies, (HMH)
Packer, George, The Unwinding, (Macmillan/FSG)
Taylor, Alan, The Internal Enemy, (W. W. Norton)
Wright, Lawrence. Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief by (RH/Knopf)


Bidart, Frank, Metaphysical Dog, (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Brock-Broido, Lucie,  Stay, Illusion, (Knopf)
Matejka, Adrian, The Big Smoke, (Penguin)
Rasmussen, Matt, Black Aperture, (Louisiana State)
Szybist, Mary, Incarnadine, (Graywolf Press)

Young People’s Literature


Appelt, Kathi, The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, Ages 8 to 12, (Atheneum)
Kadohata, Cynthia, The Thing About Luck, Ages 10 to 14, (Atheneum)
McNeal, Tom, Far Far Away , Ages 12 And Up, (Knopf)
Rosoff, Meg, Picture Me Gone, Ages 12 And Up, (Penguin/ Putnam)
Yang, Gene Luen, Boxers & Saints, Ages 12 to 17, (Macmillan/ First Second)

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