NBA Finalists Announced

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With apologies to The Logo, Jerry West and pro basketball, I just couldn’t think of another image to accompany this post…

The 2005 National Book Award Finalists were announced and it’s an impressive list. I must admit that I’m pulling for William Vollman, but check out all the folks and see if your favorite made the cut.

The March by E.L. Doctorow, published by Random House
Veronica by Mary Gaitskill, published by Pantheon
Trance by Christopher Sorrentino, published by FSG
Holy Skirts by Rene Steinke, published by William Morrow
Europe Central by William T. Vollman, published by Viking

Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion by Alan Burdick, published by FSG
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius by Leo Damrosch, published by Houghton Mifflin
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, published by Knopf
102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn, published by Times Books
Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free and Empire’s Slaves by Adam Hochschild, published by Houghton Mifflin

Where Shall I Wander by John Ashberry, published by Ecco
Star Dust by Frank Bidart, published by FSG
Habitat: New and Selected Poems, 1965-2005 by Brendan Galvin, published by Louisiana State University Press
Migration: New and Selected Poems by W.S. Merwin, published by Copper Canyon Press
The Moment’s Equation by Vern Rutsala, published by Ashland Poetry Press

Young People’s Literature
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall, published by Knopf
Where I Want to Be by Adele Griffin, published by Putnam
Inexcusable by Chris Lynch, published by Atheneum
Autobiography of My Dead Brother by Walter Dean Myers, published by HarperTempest
Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles, published by Harcourt

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