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Indie Booksellers Choice Awards Finalists



The list of finalists for the first annual Indie Booksellers Choice Awards was announced today, and it includes Chicago's own Adam Levin for his massive debut novel, The Instructions, published by McSweeney's.

Levin curated the Reader's annual Pure Fiction issue in December. You can read an excerpt from The Instructions, which was featured in our 2010 fall books issue, here.

The full list of finalists after the jump:

The finalists are:

The Black History of the White House by Clarence Lusane (City Lights)
Contingency Plan by David K Wheeler (TS Poetry)
The Instructions by Adam Levin (McSweeney’s)
The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall (W.W. Norton)
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes (Grove/Atlantic)
Nox by Anne Carson (New Directions)
The Orange Eats Creeps by Grace Krilanovich (Two Dollar Radio)
Orion You Came and Took All My Marbles by Kira Henehan (Milkweed Editions)
The Report by Jessica Francis Kane (Graywolf)
The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandel (Unbridled)
Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead by Barbara Comyns (Dorothy)
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books)
Wingshooters by Nina Revoyr (Akashic)