2017 National Book Awards Finalists Announced
Congratulations to Lisa Ko and Elana K. Arnold, whose books have been selected as finalists for the 68th National Book Awards!
Lisa Ko’s The Leavers is sub-listed under Fiction, and Elana K. Arnold’s What Girls Are Made Of is sub-listed under Young People’s Literature. The winners will be announced on November 15th in New York City.
The National Book Awards are presented by the National Book Foundation in the United States. They endeavor to celebrate the best of American literature, expand its audience, and enhance the cultural value of great writing. A pantheon of such writers as William Faulkner, Marianne Moore, Ralph Ellison, John Cheever, Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Robert Lowell, Walker Percy, John Updike, Katherine Anne Porter, Norman Mailer, Lillian Hellman, Elizabeth Bishop, Saul Bellow, Donald Barthelme, Flannery O’Connor, Adrienne Rich, Thomas Pynchon, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Alice Walker, Charles Johnson, E. Annie Proulx, and Colum McCann have all won the Award. You can find the full list of this year’s finalists here.
Congratulations are also due to Samantha Mabry, whose book All the Wind in the World was longlisted for the prize in the Young People’s Literature category.