Mike Fleming

The National Book Foundation has set its short list for the National Book Awards. The awards will be dispersed November 14 in New York. Here are the finalists:

FICTION

Junot Díaz, This Is How You Lose Her (Riverhead Books)

Dave Eggers, A Hologram for the King (McSweeney’s Books)

Louise Erdrich, The Round House (Harper)

Ben Fountain, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (Ecco)

Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds (Little, Brown and Company)

NON FICTION:

Anne Applebaum, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956 (Doubleday)

Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (Random House)

Robert A. Caro, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 4 (Knopf)

Domingo Martinez, The Boy Kings of Texas (Lyons Press)

Anthony Shadid, House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)