Jonathan Franzen Snubbed by the National Book Awards

Acclaimed author shut out of 2010 competition

Finalists for the 2010 National Book Awards were announced on Wednesday. Among them: Peter Carey, the rocker Patti Smith and several Los Angeles Times contributors.

Not among them: Jonathan Franzen, whose "Freedom" — an Oprah book club selection — was left off the list of finalists.

Here's the list in full:

National Book Awards 2010

FICTION

Peter Carey, Parrot and Olivier in America (Alfred A. Knopf)
Jaimy Gordon, Lord of Misrule (McPherson & Co.)
Nicole Krauss, Great House (W.W. Norton & Co.)
Lionel Shriver, So Much for That (Harper)
Karen Tei Yamashita, I Hotel (Coffee House Press)


NONFICTION

Barbara Demick, Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea (Spiegel & Grau/Random House)
John W. Dower, Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq (W.W. Norton & Co.)
Patti Smith, Just Kids (Ecco)
Justin Spring, Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Megan K. Stack, Every Man in This Village Is a Liar: An Education in War (Doubleday)


POETRY

Kathleen Graber, The Eternal City (Princeton University Press)
Terrance Hayes, Lighthead (Viking Penguin)
James Richardson, By the Numbers (Copper Canyon Press)
C.D. Wright, One with Others (Copper Canyon Press)
Monica Youn, Ignatz (Four Way Books)


YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE

Paolo Bacigalupi, Ship Breaker (Little, Brown & Co.)
Kathryn Erskine, Mockingbird (Philomel Books)
Laura McNeal, Dark Water (Alfred A. Knopf)
Walter Dean Myers, Lockdown (Amistad)
Rita Williams-Garcia, One Crazy Summer (Amistad)