Download Free Samples of National Book Award Finalists’ Books

In News by Dennis Abrams

By Dennis Abrams

National Book Award FinalistThe finalists for the 2013 National Book Award have been announced, and for the first time, the National Book Foundation is making available a free ebook series with samples of all the finalists’ work available for download.

The five finalists in each category were selected from previously announced 10-title longlists.

The finalists for fiction are:

The finalists in nonfiction are:

The finalists for poetry are:

The finalists in young people’s literature are:

Samples of the finalists’ work, in the free ebook series “The Contenders: Excerpts from the 2013 National Book Award Finalists” are available for download here.

About the Author

Dennis Abrams

Dennis Abrams is a contributing editor for Publishing Perspectives, responsible for news, children's publishing and media. He's also a restaurant critic, literary blogger, and the author of "The Play's The Thing," a complete YA guide to the plays of William Shakespeare published by Pentian, as well as more than 30 YA biographies and histories for Chelsea House publishers.