News, Volume 9

2016 National Book Award Finalists Announced!

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 ]




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Chris Bachelder

W.W. Norton

[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”160″ identifier=”0062409204″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”118″] [easyazon_link identifier=”0062409204″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]News of the World: A Novel[/easyazon_link]

Paulette Jiles

Wm. Morrow

[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”160″ identifier=”B010N18IO0″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”104″]***  [easyazon_link identifier=”B010N18IO0″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Association of Small Bombs: A Novel[/easyazon_link]

Karan Mahajan


[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”160″ identifier=”0385542364″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”105″][easyazon_link identifier=”0385542364″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Underground Railroad: A Novel[/easyazon_link]

Colson Whitehead


[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”160″ identifier=”0062359983″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”106″] [easyazon_link identifier=”0062359983″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Another Brooklyn: A Novel[/easyazon_link]

Jacqueline Woodson


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