Graver on National Book Award longlist

endofthepointCongratulations to Boston College Professor of English Elizabeth Graver who has been named to the longlist for the 2013 National Book Award in Fiction for her novel, The End of the Point (Harper/HarperCollins Publishers). The End of the Point follows three generations of the Porter family from the middle to the end of the 20th century. Graver joins many notable authors on the longlist, including Alice McDermott, Thomas Pynchon, and Jhumpa Lahiri, among others. All together, the longlist includes four National Book Award winners and finalists and a Pulitzer Prize winner and finalist. The longlist was selected from 408 books submitted by publishers for consideration. One of the most prestigious literary prizes, the National Book Awards (fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature) are sponsored by the National Book Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate the best of American literature. The finalists for the 2013 National Book Awards will be announced Oct. 16 and winners will be announced Nov. 20 in New York City. Here are some reviews of The End of the Point and interviews with Graver: New York Times, Boston Globe, NPR affiliate WNYC and Boston College Chronicle.

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