The Phi Beta Kappa Society has announced the short list of books for their 2013 awards. Three Random House LLC titles are on the short list for The Ralph Waldo Emerson Award: Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo (Random House), Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham (Random House), and Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson (Crown). In addition, The Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science short list includes The Age of Insight by Eric R. Kandel (Random House). Each award carries a $10,000 prize. Winners will be announced on October 2nd and the authors will be honored at a gala dinner on December 5th in Washington, D.C.