They’re celebrating again in St Paul now that the final five for the 2008 National Book Award have been announced. Graywolf Press has a novel on the shortlist–The End by Salvatore Scibona.
The nominees for fiction are
- Aleksandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project
- Rachel Kushner, Telex from Cuba
- Peter Matthiessen, Shadow Country
- Marilynne Robinson, Home
- Salvatore Scibona, The End
Minneapolis can hold its head up too: Coffee House Press has a nominee for Patricia Smith’s book of poems Blood Dazzler. The full list–including the nominees in the Nonfiction and Young Adult categories–is here.–David E