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.