Barnes & Noble, Inc. recently announced the finalists for the 2003 Discover Great New Writers Awards. The winners in each category will receive $10,000. Second-place finalists receive $2,500, and third-place finalists receive $1,000. The winners will be named on March 3.
The Finalists in Fiction
Monica Ali for Brick Lane (Scribner)
Zoe Heller for What Was She Thinking? (Henry Holt)
Julie Orringer for How to Breath Underwater (Knopf)
The Finalists in Nonfiction
Jay Griffiths for A Sideways Look at Time (Tarcher)
Christina Lamb for The Sewing Circles of Herat (HarperCollins)
Floyd Skloot for In the Shadow of Memory (University of Nebraska Press)
The judges in fiction are Edwidge Danticat, Kerri Sakamoto, and Darin Strauss. The judges in nonfiction are Beverly Donofrio, Russell Martin, and Roger Rosenblatt.