Women Rock National Book Awards Finalists List

Four of the five finalists for fiction this year are female.

By Lesley Kennedy • MORE.com Reporter

Whether you read on Kindle or iPad or peruse the old-fashioned printed and bound variety, it’s always a good time to pick out a good book, and the recently announced finalists for the 2011 National Book Awards include several female authors you might want to get to know.

In fact, in the fiction category, four of the five finalists are women, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht, The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka, Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories by Edith Pearlman and Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward join The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak on the list.

The winners for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature are to be announced November 16. Better carve out some time now. You’ve got a lot of reading to catch up on.

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First Published October 13, 2011

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