>2011 National Book Award Finalists


Andrew KrivakThe Sojourn
Bellevue Literary Press
Téa ObrehtThe Tiger’s Wife
(Random House)
Julie OtsukaThe Buddha in the Attic
(Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House)
Edith PearlmanBinocular Vision
(Lookout Books, an imprint of the Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Jesmyn WardSalvage the Bones
(Bloomsbury USA)
Deborah BakerThe Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism
(Graywolf Press)
Mary GabrielLove and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution
(Little, Brown and Company)
Stephen GreenblattThe Swerve: How the World Became Modern
(W. W. Norton & Company)
Manning MarableMalcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
(Viking Press, an imprint of Penguin Group USA)
Lauren RednissRadioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout
(It Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)


Nikky FinneyHead Off & Split 
(TriQuarterly, an imprint of Northwestern University Press)
Yusef KomunyakaaThe Chameleon Couch
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux) 
Carl PhillipsDouble Shadow
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux) 
Adrienne RichTonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010
(W.W. Norton & Company)
Bruce SmithDevotions
(University of Chicago Press)
Young People’s Literature
(Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group USA, Inc.)
Debby Dahl EdwardsonMy Name Is Not Easy
(Marshall Cavendish)
Thanhha LaiInside Out and Back Again
(Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)
Albert Marrin, Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy
(Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books)
(Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS)
Gary D. SchmidtOkay for Now
(Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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