Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Great Regulars: In poetry, the finalists were David Ferry's

"Bewilderment," Lucia Perillo's "On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths," Allan Peterson's "Fragile Acts," D.A. Powell's "Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys" and A.E. Stallings' "Olives."

from Hillel Italie: Associated Press: Caro, Katherine Boo nominated for critics prizes


New rules announced Tuesday include a "long list" of 10 nominees to be offered for each of the four competitive categories before being narrowed to the traditional five finalists. And the pool of judges will be expanded beyond writers to include critics, booksellers and librarians.

The changes are the most extensive since the mid-1990s for the awards, presented each fall by the National Book Foundation, as the major New York publishers attempt to broaden their appeal.

from Hillel Italie: Associated Press: Rewrite for National Book Awards


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