The National Book Foundation recently announced the shortlists for the 2015 National Book Awards. Four genre awards are given each year: fiction, non-fiction, poetry and young adult. Today's post highlights the adult fiction nominees.
A TRADITION SINCE 1950.
On March 15, 1950, a consortium of book publishing groups sponsored the first annual National Book Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Their goal was to enhance the public's awareness of exceptional books written by fellow Americans, and to increase the popularity of reading in general.
Here for your reading consideration are this year's fiction and nonfiction finalists:
Refund by Karen E. Bender
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Hold Still by Sally Mann
The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
Ordinary Light by Tracy K. Smith