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National Book Award Finalists

  • Posted by: Daniella Snyder
  • Posted Date: November 14, 2018
  • Filed Under: Library News

I’m Daniella Snyder, a first-year graduate student at Villanova University, and your newest ‘Cat in Falvey Library’s Stacks. I’ll be posting about academics– from research to study habits and everything in between– and how the Falvey Library can play a large role in your success here on campus!


Hey Wildcats! Today’s an important day for book lovers. Tonight, the 2018 National Book Award winners will be announced! Presented by the National Book Foundation, their goal is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture. The five finalists in each category were selected by a panel of distinguished literary experts. This year alone, there were over 1,600 submissions. 

This week, check out some of the finalists Falvey has in the stacks or through Interlibrary Loan! Have you read any of the books on the list? Do they deserve a National Book Award? Let Falvey know! Comment below.

Finalists for Fiction:

Source: Amazon.






Finalists for Nonfiction:

Source: Amazon.




Finalists for Poetry:

Source: Amazon.






Finalists for Translated Literature:

Source: Archipelago Books.

  • Négar Djavadi, Disoriental
    Translated by Tina Kover
    Europa Editions
  • Hanne Ørstavik, Love
    Translated by Martin Aitken
    Archipelago Books
  • Domenico Starnone, Trick
    Translated by Jhumpa Lahiri
    Europa Editions
  • Yoko Tawada, The Emissary
    Translated by Margaret Mitsutani
    New Directions Publishing
  • Olga Tokarczuk, Flights
    Translated by Jennifer Croft
    Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House



Finalists for Young People’s Literature:

Source: Amazon.






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