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October 2008
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Yu Hua Shortlisted for the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize

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Yu Hua has been selected for the shortlist by the judging panel for the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize for his novel, Brothers (Pantheon). The Man Asian Literary Prize is an an annual award for a forthcoming or unpublished Asian novel in English. The winner of the prize will be announced on Thursday, November 13 at a ceremony in Hong Kong.

Our 2008 National Book Award Finalists

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We proudly recognize our 2008 National Book Award finalists:

Fiction
Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen, (Modern Library/Random House Publishing Group)

Nonfiction
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust, (Alfred A. Knopf)

The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals by Jane Mayer, (Doubleday)

For the complete list of NBA finalists click here.

Edwidge Danticat Wins the 2008 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Nonfiction

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The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation has announced that Edwidge Danticat is the winner of the 2008 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Nonfiction for her family memoir, Brother, I'm Dying (Vintage).
The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award is the first national award presented to published writers of African descent by the national community of Black writers. Click here for a complete list of the winners and finalists.

In Brief
Neil Shubin has been awarded the Phi Beta Kappa Book Award in Science for Your Inner Fish, which tells the story of evolution by tracing the organs of the human body back millions of years. The Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science is offered for outstanding contributions by scientists to the literature of science.

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