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The 2013 National Book Award Finalists

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Morning Joe Exclusive announcement of 2013 National Book Award Finalists

Nonfiction
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin  
Jill Lepore
 
Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields          
Wendy Lower     
 
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America   
George Packer
                        
The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832
Alan Taylor                              
 
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief    
Lawrence Wright                                 
 
Fiction
The Flamethrowers                          
Rachel Kushner

The Lowland                                     
Jhumpa Lahiri     
 
The Good Lord Bird                         
James McBride                                  
 
Bleeding Edge                                   
Thomas Pynchon                               
 
Tenth of December
George Saunders
 
Poetry
Metaphysical Dog                 
Frank Bidart
 
Stay, Illusion
Lucie Brock-Broido
 
The Big Smoke
Adrian Matejka
 
Black Aperture
Matt Rasmussen
 
Incarnadine
Mary Szybist
 
Young People’s Literature
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp       
Kathi Appelt
 
The Thing About Luck
Cynthia Kadohata
 
Far Far Away
Tom McNeal
 
Picture Me Gone
Meg Rosoff

Boxers and Saints    
Gene Luen Yang

The 2013 National Book Award Finalists

Updated