The National Book Foundation has unveiled the finalists for the 2023 National Book Awards across five distinct categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People\u2019s Literature.\r\n\r\nREAD:\u201cReality TV Heats Up with a Scandoval-Fueled Fall\u201d\r\n\r\nAmong the twenty-five finalists, five exceptional authors will emerge as winners, to be officially announced on Wednesday, November 15 at the 74th National Book Awards ceremony. This prestigious event will feature special guests including Oprah Winfrey, Rita Dove, and Paul Yamazaki.\r\nNational Book\r\nEach finalist will be awarded $1,000 along with a distinguished bronze medal. Furthermore, the winners in each category will receive the coveted prize of $10,000, in addition to a bronze medal and a commemorative statue. It's worth noting that in the Translated Literature category, the prize money will be divided between the author and the translator.\r\n\r\nHere are the accomplished finalists in each category:\r\n\r\nFICTION\r\n\r\n \tNana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah - Chain-Gang All-Stars (Pantheon Books \/ Penguin Random House)\r\n \tAaliyah Bilal - Temple Folk (Simon & Schuster)\r\n \tPaul Harding - This Other Eden (W. W. Norton & Company)\r\n \tHanna Pylva\u0308inen - The End of Drum-Time (Henry Holt and Company \/ Macmillan Publishers)\r\n \tJustin Torres - Blackouts (Farrar, Straus and Giroux \/ Macmillan Publishers)\r\n\r\nNONFICTION\r\n\r\n \tNed Blackhawk - The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History (Yale University Press)\r\n \tCristina Rivera Garza - Liliana\u2019s Invincible Summer: A Sister\u2019s Search for Justice (Hogarth \/ Penguin Random House)\r\n \tChristina Sharpe - Ordinary Notes (Farrar, Straus and Giroux \/ Macmillan Publishers)\r\n \tRaja Shehadeh - We Could Have Been Friends, My Father and I: A Palestinian Memoir (Other Press)\r\n \tJohn Vaillant - Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotter World (Knopf \/ Penguin Random House)\r\n\r\nPOETRY\r\n\r\n \tJohn Lee Clark - How to Communicate (W. W. Norton & Company)\r\n \tCraig Santos Perez - from unincorporated territory [a\u030amot] (Omnidawn Publishing)\r\n \tEvie Shockley - suddenly we (Wesleyan University Press)\r\n \tBrandon Som - Tripas (Georgia Review Books \/ University of Georgia Press)\r\n \tMonica Youn - From From (Graywolf Press)\r\n\r\nTRANSLATED LITERATURE\r\n\r\n \tBora Chung - Cursed Bunny (Translated from the Korean by Anton Hur) (Algonquin Books \/ Hachette Book Group)\r\n \tDavid Diop - Beyond the Door of No Return (Translated from the French by Sam Taylor) (Farrar, Straus and Giroux \/ Macmillan Publishers)\r\n \tSte\u0302nio Gardel - The Words That Remain (Translated from the Portuguese by Bruna Dantas Lobato) (New Vessel Press)\r\n \tPilar Quintana - Abyss (Translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman) (World Editions)\r\n \tAstrid Roemer - On a Woman\u2019s Madness (Translated from the Dutch by Lucy Scott) (Two Lines Press)\r\n\r\nYOUNG PEOPLE\u2019S LITERATURE\r\n\r\n \tKenneth M. Cadow - Gather (Candlewick Press)\r\n \tHuda Fahmy - Huda F Cares? (Dial Books for Young Readers \/ Penguin Random House)\r\n \tVashti Harrison - Big (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers \/ Hachette Book Group)\r\n \tKatherine Marsh - The Lost Year: A Survival Story of the Ukrainian Famine (Roaring Brook Press \/ Macmillan Publishers)\r\n \tDan Santat - A First Time for Everything (First Second \/ Macmillan Publishers)\r\n\r\nThese distinguished finalists represent the pinnacle of literary excellence, and the National Book Awards ceremony promises to be a momentous occasion for the literary world.