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Barnes & Noble Writer Awards

Barnes & Noble listed the following finalists for their 2007 Discover Great New Writers Awards:


  • Matthew Eck, author of The Farther Shore (Milkweed Editions)
  • Joshua Ferris, author of Then We Came to the End (Little, Brown)
  • Vendela Vida, author of Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name (Ecco)


  • Kate Braestrup, author of Here If You Need Me: A True Story (Little, Brown)
  • Elizabeth D. Samet, author of Soldier’s Heart: Reading Literature Through Peace and War at West Point (FSG)
  • Yaroslav Trofimov, author of The Siege of Mecca: The Forgotten Uprising in Islam’s Holiest Shrine and the Birth of Al Qaeda (Doubleday)

The winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 27. Winners in each category receive a $10,000 prize and a year of addition promotion at B&N. Second-place finalists win $5,000; third-place finalists $2,500.

Ned Litte

is Jane's long suffering husband who enjoys high fantasy novels and the occasional romance that Jane disguises as a fantasy book. He is also the photographer and artist of the multimedia reviews here at Dear Author.

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