Friday, October 18, 2002


2002 National Book Award Nominees
Winners to be announced November 20 in NYC


Big If by Mark Costello (Norton)
Three Junes by Julia Glass (Pantheon)
You Are Not a Stranger Here by Adam Haslett (Doubleday)
Gorgeous Lies by Martha McPhee (Harcourt)
The Heaven of Mercury by Brad Watson (Norton)


Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert Caro
When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the
Battle Against Pollution by Derva Davis (Perseus)
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul
Gawande (Metropolitan)
The Last American Man by Elizabeth Gilbert (Viking)
Mapping Human History: Discovering the Past Through Our Genes by Steve
Olson (Houghton Mifflin)

Young People's Literature

Feed by M.T. Anderson (Candlewick)
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (Atheneum/Jackson)
19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East by Naomi Shihab Nye
This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life & Songs of Woody Guthrie
by Elizabeth Partridge (Viking)
Hush by Jacqueline Woodson (G.P. Putnam's Sons)


Sleeping with the Dictionary by Harryette Mullen (University of
California Press)
The Unswept Room by Sharon Olds (Knopf)
The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body by Alberto Rmos (Copper Canyon)
In the Next Galaxy by Ruth Stone (Copper Canyon)
Shadow of Heaven by Ellen Bryant Voigt (Norton)

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