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Welcome To The 2010 National Book Awards


Good evening from the 61st National Book Awards. While we await who will be the winner, we got the scoop on some of the favorites.

While no one knows yet who might win, book bloggers, journalists and publishing folks had their eyes on a couple titles. Here is a list of the top three fiction books being buzzed about:

Lionel Shriver’s So Much For That, a Harper book

Nicole Krauss’s Great House, a W.W. Norton & Company book

Karen Tei Yamashita’s I Hotel, a Coffee House Press book

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National Book Award Finalists Announced for 2010

Today the National Book Foundation (NBF) announced the finalists for the 2010 National Book Awards. Novelist Pat Conroy made the official announcement at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home in Savannah, Georgia.

Many were surprised to see Jonathan Franzen‘s critically acclaimed novel Freedom did not make the cut.  In a pleasant fiction surprise, Karen Tei Yamashita‘s I Hotel earned a nomination for  indie publisher, Coffee House Press.

The LA Times broke the news this morning. We’ve updated our original post with the NBF’s official list. Follow this link for more details.

Fiction
Peter Carey, Parrot and Olivier in America (Alfred A. Knopf)
Jaimy Gordon, Lord of Misrule (McPherson & Co.)
Nicole Krauss, Great House (W.W. Norton & Co.)
Lionel Shriver, So Much for That (Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)
Karen Tei Yamashita, I Hotel (Coffee House Press)
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