After the conclusion of Man Booker Prize 2013 with The Luminaries by Elenor Catton declared as winner now its time to wait for the results of US National Book Award 2013. It is one of the nation’s most prestigious literary prizes that identify and reward quality writing.

the lowland by jhumpa lahiri amazonThe Shortlist of various categories like fiction, non fiction, poetry and literature has been announced. In the fiction category the five finalist are

The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon
Tenth of December by George Saunders

In the non fiction category the five finalist are

Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore
Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields by Wendy Lower
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer
The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 by Alan Taylor
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright

In the poetry category the five finalist are

Metaphysical Dog by Frank Bidart
Stay, Illusion by Lucie Brock-Broido
The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka
Black Aperture by Matt Rasmussen
Incarnadine: Poems by Mary Szybist

In the literature category the five finalist are

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt
The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata
Far Far Away by Tom McNeal
Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff
Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang

The winners will be named at a ceremony on November 20 and will be awarded USD 10000 each. Jhunpa Lahiri for The Lowland is hot favorite for the fiction category.

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