The National Book Foundation announced the finalists for the 2012 National Book Awards yesterday morning. The finalists for the nonfiction award include:
- Anne Applebaum, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956 (Doubleday)
- Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (Random House)
- Robert A. Caro, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 4 (Knopf)
- Domingo Martinez, The Boy Kings of Texas (Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press)
- Anthony Shadid, House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Nonfiction Judges: Brad Gooch, Linda Gordon, Woody Holton, Susan Orlean, Judith Shulevitz
Readers can find a full list of the finalists on their website.