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‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘Real’: A National Book Award finalists announced

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Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novel, Wolf Hall, has been named among the finalists for the National Book Awards, joined by “Edmund White, a Life in Letters,” the life story of the British press baron, Gerald Blaine, and Sarah Delavan’s “Real”: A Woman’s Life in the Contemporary World.

The full list of nominees in each category is below.

JURY PRIZE

“Mothers: The Island of the Year,” by Louise Glück

“Hunting the Tiger,” by Min Jin Lee

“People, Places and Things,” by Rachel Kushner

“The Last Day of Jinja,” by Imweu Gebresellassie

“A Book of Nuns,” by Mary Manahan

“Bad Monkey: Surviving a Wicked Mother’s Passage,” by Jen Wiederhorn

“Protho Slave: The Story of African Portraits,” by Ida S. Wells

“Tales From the Butchers Row Deli: A Series of Short Fairy Tales” by Anais Nin

“An Echo of Splendour: A Novel in Verse,” by Mohammed Hanif

“Chasing Light: A Memoir in Song,” by Rudyard Kipling

LITERARY WORK

“An Atlas of New York,” Jonathan Safran Foer

“The Nation: A Book,” William F. Buckley Jr.

“The Journalist and the Murderer,” Christopher Hitchens

“A Vision of America,” Charles Willson Peale

“Darkness Visible: Private Life in the Shadow of the National Security State,” Kaitlin Flanary

“Ten Lives,” Ta-Nehisi Coates

“Red Burning: A Memoir,” Morrison Ishimwe

“Haiti: Portrait of a Nation,” Anne-Marie Slaughter

“Washington Wordsmiths,” Benjamin Wallace-Wells

“She Gives a Damn: The Life of Sandra Fluke,” Jezebel

“Wolf Hall: A Novel,” Hilary Mantel

HEAVYWEIGHT GENERAL NONFICTION

“The Mind’s Eye,” Sonia Sanchez

“Life,” Lara Craft

“Woman Farmer: A Liberian Story,” Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers

“Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” Reza Aslan

“Nobel: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Strategies of the Greatest Peace Prize Winner Ever,” Evan Osnos

“The Ground Beneath Our Feet,” Cara Santa Maria

“School of Black Women,” Michael Eric Dyson

“Paper by Numbers: Getting the Facts Right,” Kenneth I. Moss and Christopher J. Murphy

“American Wife: A Novel,” Curtis Sittenfeld

HEAVYWEIGHT FICTION

“All the Free World,” Stephen Benard

“Lust for Life,” Louise Erdrich

“The Reckoning,” Haruki Murakami

“I Am Malala,” Khaled Hosseini

“Beyond Black,” Alice Walker

“The Whistler,” John Grisham

“The Song of Achilles,” Cristina Henríquez

HEAVYWEIGHT COMEDY

“Americanah,” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Fatah,” Sazan Abbas

“The Tall Man,” Alisa Valdes

“What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank,” Hannah Linklater

“Strangers,” Amy Poehler

HEAVYWEIGHT PHDALAJ

“Human After All,” Gloria Loring

“Make Your Bed,” Alison Bechdel

“The Four,” Tim Kreider

HEAVYWEIGHT GENERAL NONFICTION

“Becoming American,” Michelle Obama

“Historia de Navidad,” Jorge Ramirez Garcia

“Children of the Devil,” Kate Kessler

“Hitler’s Secretary,” Joseph Dussault

“Defending the American Dream,” Dr. Richard Pipes

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