Anthony Shadid a finalist for National Book Awards

National Book Awards | The Associated Press
Anthony Shadid is a finalist in this year’s National Book Awards’ nonfiction category. The New York Times reporter’s memoir “House of Stone” was published shortly after his death from an asthma attack in Syria this February.

The book is a memoir of Shadid’s restoration of his family’s ancestral home in Lebanon. Shadid’s father said in an interview after the book was published he was “so overcome with emotion when he looks at his son’s words that he can read only a few pages at once.”

New Yorker writer Katharine Boo and Washington Post reporter Anne Applebaum are also among the nonfiction finalists.

The winners will be announced Nov. 14.

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