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Minutes ago, the finalists for the National Book Awards were announced on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. There were 20 books announced in four categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. Among the nominees are five Pulitzer-winners and five debut authors. See below for the full list, and click the titles for EW’s reviews.

FICTION

Louise Erdrich, The Round House

Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds

NONFICTION

Anne Applebaum, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956

Domingo Martinez, The Boy Kings of Texas

POETRY

David Ferry, Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations

Cynthia Huntington, Heavenly Bodies

Tim Seibles, Fast Animal

Alan Shapiro, Night of the Republic

Susan Wheeler, Meme

YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE

William Alexander, Goblin Secrets

Carrie Arcos, Out of Reach

Patricia McCormick, Never Fall Down

Eliot Schrefer, Endangered

Steve Sheinkin; Bomb: The Race to Build―and Steal―the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon

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