LitHub Talks With National Book Award Finalists

Meet the Finalists for Next Week’s National Book Awards

Interviews with Some of Our Finest Living Writers

By Emily Temple

The 2019 National Book Awards in Young People’s Literature, Translation, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction will be announced on Wednesday, November 20th at the 70th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner, hosted by LeVar Burton, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. In advance of the ceremony, we caught up with (almost) all of the finalists to ask them a bit about their books, their reading habits, and their writing lives. Meet them below! Read all of the interviews at LitHub.

Congratulations to Laila Lalami and Susan Choi, whose books are among our book club favorites. To read more about them, as well as our other picks, visit our Books in the Bag page.

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