National Book Awards: Rumaan Alam, Lydia Millet and Douglas Stuart among finalists

Clémence Michallon
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Finalists for the National Book Awards have been unveiled, featuring eight debuts out of 25 selected works.

In the fiction category, Rumaan Alam was selected for his freshly published novel Leave the World Behind.

Lydia Millet’s A Children’s Bible, Deesha Philyaw’s The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Bain, and Charles Yu’s Interior Chinatown round out the category.