Writers

NBA Finalists announced LIVE!

On October 12th, the twenty Finalists for the 62nd National Book Awards were announced on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s morning radio program, Think Out Loud, in front of a live audience at our new downtown storefront.

Below is a full list of the finalists and a video from the event.

Young People’s Literature
Debby Dahl Edwardson – My Name is Not Easy – Marshall Cavendish
Thanhha Lai – Inside Out & Back Again – Harper/HarperCollins
Albert Marrin – Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy – Alfred A. Knopf
Lauren Myracle – Shine – Amulet/Abrams
Gary D. Schmidt – Okay for Now – Clarion/HMH
Franny Billingsley – Chime– Dial

Poetry
Nikky Finney — Head Off & Split — Triquarterly/Northwestern Universty
Yusef Komunyakaa — The Chameleon Couch — FSG
Carl Phillips — Double Shadow — FSG
Adrienne Rich — Tonight No Poetry Will Serve — W.W. Norton & Company
Bruce Smith — Devotions — University of Chicago Press

Non Fiction
Deborah Baker — The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism — Graywolf Press
Mary Gabriel — Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution — Little, Brown
Stephen Greenblatt — The Swerve: How the World Became Modern — W.W. Norton
Manning Marable — Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention — Viking
Lauren Redniss — Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout — It: HarperCollins

Fiction
Andrew Krivak — The Sojourn — Bellevue Literary Press
Téa Obreht — The Tiger’s Wife — Random House
Julie Otsuka — The Buddha in the Attic — Knopf
Edith Pearlman — Binocular Vision — Lookout
Jesmyn Ward — Salvage the Bones — Bloomsbury USA