National Book Award Nominees

Finalists for the prestigious National Book Award have been announced, and include at least one genre title: middle-grade/YA fantasy Goblin Secrets by William Alexander (McElderry) is a nominee in the Young People’s Literature category.

The Fiction category includes titles by occasional SF writers Junot Díaz (This Is How You Lose Her, Riverhead), Dave Eggers (A Hologram for the King, McSweeney’s), and Louise Erdrich (The Round House, Harper), though the nominated books are not SF or fantasy.

Winners will be announced November 14, 2012. For the complete list of nominees, see the National Book Award site.