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National Book Award nominee Lily Tuck talks about Letters from Paraguay on NPR. In the Times, Laura Miller says that this year’s outcry over the obscurity of the finalists is well-deserved. I haven’t yet read the books, so I can’t comment on whether they’re deserving or not, but the hoopla about them being five women did indeed annoy me. Lastly, Ron has brief interviews with all five nominees.