They announced the finalists this morning. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, November 14.


  • This Is How You Lose Her, by Junot Díaz
  • A Hologram for the King, by Dave Eggers
  • The Round House, by Louise Erdrich
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, by Ben Fountain
  • The Yellow Birds, by Kevin Powers


  • Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944 – 1956, by Anne Applebaum
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in Mumbai Undercity, by Katherine Boo
  • The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon B. Johnson, Vol. 4, by Robert A. Caro
  • The Boy Kings of Texas, by Domingo Martinez
  • House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East, by Anthony Shadid


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

Young People’s Literature:

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