National Book Award Finalists Readings

The finalists for the 2002 National Book Awards read selections from their nominated books. Twenty authors from the four nominated… read more

The finalists for the 2002 National Book Awards read selections from their nominated books. Twenty authors from the four nominated categories - nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and young people’s literature - read for five minutes each. The authors and books are:

NONFICTION - Robert Caro (Master of the Senate, published by Knopf), Devra Davis (When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle against Pollution, published by Basic Books), Atul Gawande (Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science, published by Henry Holt and Company), Elizabeth Gilbert (The Last American Man, published by Viking Penguin), Steve Olson (Mapping Human History: Discovering the Past through Our Genes, published by Houghton Mifflin Company.)

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

POETRY - Harryette Mullen (Sleeping with the Dictionary, published by University of California Press), Sharon Olds (The Unswept Room, published by Alfred A. Knopf), Alberto Rios (The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body, published by Copper Canyon Press), Ruth Stone (In the Next Galaxy, published by Copper Canyon Press), Ellen Bryant Voigt (Shadow of Heaven, published by W.W. Norton)

YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE - M. T. Anderson (Feed, published by Candlewick Press), Nancy Farmer (The House of the Scorpion, published by Antheneum Books For Young Readers), Naomi Shihab Nye (19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East, published by HarperCollins), Elizabeth Partridge (This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life & Songs of Woody Guthrie, published by Putnam Penguin Books for Young Readers), Jacqueline Woodson (Hush, published by Penguin USA). close

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Program ID:
174046-1
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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Dec 7, 2002
Last Aired:
Dec 8, 2002

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  • Dec 07, 2002 | 3:32pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 08, 2002 | 12:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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