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Publishing Industry Anticipates National Book Awards

Five obscure female fiction novelists and the nonfiction 9/11 Commission Report are among the unconventional nominees for this year's National Book Awards. The panel is mum until they give the awards out on Nov. 17, but book critics and publishing industry watchers have their predictions. NPR's Lynn Neary reports.

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Lynn Neary is an NPR arts correspondent covering books and publishing.