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National Book Foundation Hosts 2012 National Book Awards Today, 11/14

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The National Book Foundation has set its short list for the National Book Awards. The awards will be given today, November 14 in New York. Below is the list of finalists:

FICTION:

Junot D'az, THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER (Riverhead Books)

Dave Eggers, A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING (McSweeney?s Books)

Louise Erdrich, THE ROUND HOUSE (Harper)

Ben Fountain, Billy LynnS LONG HALFTIME WALK (Ecco)

Kevin Powers, THE YELLOW BIRDS (Little, Brown and Company)

NON FICTION:

Anne Applebaum, IRON CURTAIN: THE CRUSHING OF EASTERN EUROPE, 1945-1956 (Doubleday)

Katherine Boo, BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS: LIFE, DEATH, AND HOPE IN A MUMBAI UNDERCITY (Random House)

Robert A. Caro, THE PASSAGE OF POWER: THE YEARS OF LYNDon Johnson, VOLUME 4 (Knopf)

Domingo Martinez, THE BOY KINGS OF TEXAS (Lyons Press)

Anthony Shadid, HOUSE OF STONE: A MEMOIR OF HOME, FAMILY, AND A LOST MIDDLE EAST (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)


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