Awards: B&N Discover Great New Writers

Barnes & Noble announced the six finalists for the 2017 Discover Great New Writers Awards. Winners in each category will receive a $30,000 prize and a full year of promotion from B&N. Runner-up authors get $15,000, and third-place $7,500. Winners will be announced March 7 in New York City. The finalists are:

The End We Start From by Megan Hunter (Grove/Atlantic)
The Leavers by Lisa Ko (Algonquin)
Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell (McSweeney's)

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael Twitty (Amistad Press/HarperCollins)
Down City: A Daughter's Story of Love, Memory, and Murder by Leah Carroll (Grand Central)
Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder (Norton)

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