The short list is out for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Click here to read the entire article in the LA Times.
The fiction finalists are:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah (Knopf) A LITERARY MASTERS SELECTION: OCTOBER 2013
Alice McDermott, Someone (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Javier Marías, The Infatuations, translated by Margaret Jull Costa (Knopf)
Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being (Viking)
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch (Little, Brown)
As you know, Americanah was Literary Masters’ October book; everyone loved it and we had fantastic discussions. (For more on Literary Masters, click on link to the right of where you are now reading.) I am currently reading The Goldfinch–not loving it as much as I thought I would (expectations, expectations) but it’s early days yet. This is one long book.
I want to read the others…
The winner will be announced in March!