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National Book Award Finalists

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Awards season is now in full swing. Last night from London came the news that Aravind Adiga had won the 2008 Booker Prize for his novel "The White Tiger." Today in the US the nominees for the National Book Award were announced. (The winners will be named on November 19.)

The nominees are as follows:

Fiction
Aleksandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project (Riverhead)
Rachel Kushner, Telex from Cuba (Scribner) (Monitor review on 7/18/08)
Peter Matthiessen, Shadow Country (Modern Library)
Marilynne Robinson, Home (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) (Monitor review on 9/9/08)
Salvatore Scibona, The End (Graywolf Press)

Nonfiction
Drew Gilpin Faust, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (Alfred A. Knopf) (Monitor review 1/29/08)

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