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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

2009 National Book Awards finalists (USA)

The 20 Finalists for the 2009 National Book Awards have been announced and will be presentd on November 18, 2009. The finalists are:

* Bonnie Jo Campbell, American Salvage (Wayne State University Press)
* Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin (Random House)
* Daniyal Mueenuddin, In Other Rooms, Other Wonders (W. W. Norton & Co.)
* Jayne Anne Phillips, Lark and Termite (Alfred A. Knopf)
* Marcel Theroux, Far North (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Non Fiction:
* David M. Carroll, Following the Water: A Hydromancer's Notebook
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
* Sean B. Carroll, Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
* Greg Grandin, Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City (Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt)
* Adrienne Mayor, The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's * Deadliest Enemy (Princeton University Press)
* T. J. Stiles, The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
(Alfred A. Knopf)

* Rae Armantrout, Versed (Wesleyan University Press)
* Ann Lauterbach, Or to Begin Again (Viking Penguin)
* Carl Phillips, Speak Low (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
* Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Open Interval (University of Pittsburgh Press)
* Keith Waldrop, Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy
(University of California Press)

Young People's Literature:
* Deborah Heiligman, Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith
(Henry Holt)
* Phillip Hoose, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
* David Small, Stitches (W. W. Norton & Co.)
* Laini Taylor, Lips Touch: Three Times (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic)
* Rita Williams-Garcia, Jumped (HarperTeen/HarperCollins)

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