2016 National Book Award Finalists Announced!

October 14, 2016


The Finalists in the Running for 2016 National Book Awards, were announced last week…

(I was traveling, so only getting around to posting about these now)

How many of these have you read?

Who would you pick as the winner in each category?
(We’ve marked our guess with *** )

[ Fiction ] [ NonFiction ]  [ Poetry ] [ Young People ]




The Throwback Special: A Novel

Chris Bachelder

W.W. Norton

News of the World: A Novel

Paulette Jiles

Wm. Morrow

***  The Association of Small Bombs: A Novel

Karan Mahajan


The Underground Railroad: A Novel

Colson Whitehead


Another Brooklyn: A Novel

Jacqueline Woodson


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