National Book Award Finalists - 2012

The National Book Award is one of the nation's most prestigious literary prizes and has a stellar record of identifying and rewarding quality writing. In 1950, William Carlos Williams was the first Winner in Poetry, the following year William Faulkner was honored in Fiction, and so on through the years.

Many previous Winners of a National Book Award are now firmly established in the canon of American literature, such as Sherman Alexie, Louise Erdrich, Jonathan Franzen, Denis Johnson, James McBride, Joyce Carol Oates, and Adrienne Rich.

These are all the books on 2012's finalist lists for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people's literature. Please do not add other books to the list. Feel free to vote for your favorites!
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3.75 avg rating — 94,664 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 106,546 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 17,413 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 29,643 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 104,932 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 5,772 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 24,659 ratings
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3.29 avg rating — 27,804 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 5,793 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 11,108 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 65 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 2,375 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 280 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 162 ratings
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3.34 avg rating — 187 ratings
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3.08 avg rating — 93 ratings
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3.54 avg rating — 2,244 ratings
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3.56 avg rating — 2,300 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 17,259 ratings
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20 books · 57 voters · list created October 11th, 2012 by John Beynon (votes) .
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John 515 books
97 friends
Tamara 56 books
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Alicia 487 books
10 friends
Sara 160 books
199 friends
Jim 1 book
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Y8andrea 32 books
38 friends
Jon 1003 books
41 friends
Jay 2 books
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