As you’ve already read, singer-songwriter, poet, and now author, Patti Smith, walked away with the National Book Award earlier this week for her memoir, Just Kids (Ecco). Read Reginald Harris’ review of Just Kids here. The full list of finalists and winners below.

FICTION


WINNER: Jaimy Gordon, Lord of Misrule (McPherson & Co.)

Finalists:
Peter Carey, Parrot and Olivier in America (Alfred A. Knopf)

Nicole Krauss, Great House (W.W. Norton & Co.)

Lionel Shriver, So Much for That
(Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)

Karen Tei Yamashita, I Hotel (Coffee House Press)

Fiction Judges: Andrei Codrescu, Samuel R. Delany, Sabina Murray, Joanna Scott, Carolyn See

NONFICTION


WINNER: Patti SmithJust Kids
(Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)

Finalists:
Barbara Demick, Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
(Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group)

John W. Dower, Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq
(W.W. Norton & Co/The New Press )

Justin SpringSecret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Megan K. Stack, Every Man in This Village Is a Liar: An Education in War (Doubleday)

Nonfiction Judges: Blake Bailey, Marjorie Garber, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Seth Lerer, Sallie Tisdale

POETRY


WINNER: Terrance Hayes, Lighthead (Penguin Books)

Finalists:
Kathleen Graber, The Eternal City (Princeton University Press)

James Richardson, By the Numbers (Copper Canyon Press)

C.D. Wright, One with Others (Copper Canyon Press)

Monica Youn, Ignatz (Four Way Books)

Poetry Judges: Rae Armantrout, Cornelius Eady, Linda Gregerson,
Jeffrey McDaniel, Brenda Shaughnessy

YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE

WINNER: Kathryn Erskine, Mockingbird
(Philomel Books, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group)

Finalists:
Paolo Bacigalupi, Ship Breaker (Little, Brown & Co.)

Laura McNeal, Dark Water (Alfred A. Knopf)

Walter Dean Myers, Lockdown
(Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)

Rita Williams-Garcia, One Crazy Summer
(Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)

Young People’s Literature Judges: Laban Carrick Hill, Kelly Link,
Tor Seidler, Hope Anita Smith, Sara Zarr


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