(AP) Andrei Codrescu (Koh-'DRESS-koo), already known as a filmmaker, novelist and NPR commentator, is now a National Book Award finalist.
Codrescu's "So Recently Rent a World: New and Selected Poems: 1968-2012" was among 10 books included on the long-list for poetry, the National Book Foundation announced Tuesday. Finalists for young people's literature were announced Monday, with nonfiction scheduled for Wednesday and fiction for Thursday.
The foundation, which presents the awards, added long-lists this year for each of the four competitive categories in an effort to increase sales and publicity for the nominees. The lists will be narrowed to five in each category on Oct. 16. The winners will be announced at a Nov. 20 ceremony in New York City.