Egads I have not read any of these. So much reading, so little time! Copied and pasted directly from the National Book Foundation website, which won't even load images at the moment. It is just that busy!
Andrew Krivak, The Sojourn
Téa Obreht, The Tiger's Wife
Julie Otsuka, The Buddha in the Attic
Edith Pearlman, Binocular Vision
Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones
Deborah Baker, The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism
Mary Gabriel, Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution
Stephen Greenblatt, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
Manning Marable, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
Lauren Redniss, Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout
Nikky Finney, Head Off & Split
Yusef Komunyakaa, The Chameleon Couch
Carl Phillips, Double Shadow
Adrienne Rich, Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010
Bruce Smith, Devotions
I'm going to start with the poetry volumes, since one of the universities in my state has all of them available, hooray!
Any thoughts on the list? The only author I've read anything of is Adrienne Rich, which seems surprising for the National Book Award. Nothing like a list like this to make me feel I'm nowhere close to as well-read as I'd hoped.