The National Book Foundation has announced the finalists for the 2013 National Book Awards. The judges selected twenty books from a field of over 1400 submitted by American publishers for American authors. Each finalist will receive $1000, a medal, and a citation.
The winners will be announced at the 63rd National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner in New York City on Wednesday, November 14. Each winner will receive $10,000 and a bronze sculpture.
Judges: Jabari Asim, André Bernard, M.G. Lord, Lauren Redniss, Eric Sundquist