The National Book Foundation has announced the finalists for the 2011 National Book Awards. The judges selected twenty books from a field of 1223 submitted by American publishers for American authors. Each finalist will receive $1000, a medal, and a citation.
The winners will be announced at the 62nd National Book Awards Benefit Dinner and Ceremony in New York City on Wednesday, November 16. Each winner will receive $10,000 and a bronze sculpture.
For more information, see the original announcement.
Judges: Deirdre McNamer (Panel Chair), Jerome Charyn, John Crowley, Victor LaValle, Yiyun Li
Judges: Alice Kaplan (Panel Chair), Yunte Huang, Jill Lepore, Barbara Savage
Judges: Elizabeth Alexander (Panel Chair), Thomas Sayers Ellis, Amy Gerstler, Kathleen Graber, Roberto Tejada
Judges: Marc Aronson (Panel Chair), Ann Brashares, Matt de la Peña, Nikki Grimes, Will Weaver