Some how between being there and getting back here, I managed to miss announcing the shortlist for the National Book award.
Winners will be announced on November 19th. Here are the finalists in fiction :
Aleksandar Hemon - The Lazarus Project
Rachel Kushner - Telex from Cuba
Peter Matthiessen - Shadow Country
Marilynne Robinson - Home
Salvatore Scibona - The End
You can watch the video of the 2008 National Book Awards Announcement in all categories here.