National Book Award Finalists

The finalists for the 2010 National Book Awards have been released.  These awards are "presented annually to American authors for literature published in the prior year."  Normally I wouldn't mention these given their restrictions to American authors, but this year Peter Carey has been nominated for his novel Parrot and Olivier in America.

I won't go into the reasons why Carey finds himself eligible for this award, but there is probably some rule about residency over citizenship.  You may recall that Shirley Hazzard won this award in 2003 for her novel The Great Fire.

The award website has a page dedicated to Carey's novel, including an extract from the book.

The other works nominated for the Fiction prize are:

Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon
Great House by Nicole Krauss
So Much for That by Lionel Shriver
I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita

The winner of the award will be announced on November 17.

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