National Book Award Finalists Announced: VIDEO

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

NON-FICTION: Anne Applebaum, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956; Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity; Robert A. Caro, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 4; Domingo Martinez, The Boy Kings of Texas; Anthony Shadid, House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East.

YOUTH LITERATURE: William Alexander, Goblin Secrets; Carrie Arcos, Out of Reach; Patricia McCormick, Never Fall Down; Eliot Schrefer, Endangered; Steve Sheinkin, Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon.

POETRY: David Ferry, Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations; Cynthia Huntington, Heavenly Bodies; Tim Seibles, Fast Animal; Alan Shapiro, Night of the Republic; Susan Wheeler, Meme.

Comments