Prizes

National Book Award Finalists Announced

The National Book Awards announced their finalists for 2009 on Wednesday. Among the choice in fiction are Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin and Daniyal Mueenudinn’s In Other Rooms, Other Wonders. (Read The Daily Beast’s McCann review here and its Mueenuddin review here.) In non-fiction books about Henry Ford, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and evolution were shortlisted.