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

NBA Finalists announced LIVE!

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