Today, the National Book Award finalist list was cut in half with the announcement of the short lists for awards in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature. The list includes such recognized writers as Pulitzer Prize winner and two-time National Book Award finalist Marilynne Robinson and former U.S. Poet Laureate Louise Glück as well as New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chaste. Each finalist receives $1,000.
The winners will be notified at a ceremony in New York City, when they will be awarded a $10,000 prize. That event will be hosted by Daniel Handler, known best as Lemony Snicket, on Nov 19.
Which title do you think should win a National Book Award?