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Six novelists have made it to the shortlist, the last step in the Man Booker Prize competition. The 2016 finalists are from Britain, the U.S. and Canada. Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images hide caption

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Lisa Lucas, publisher of Guernica magazine, will take over as executive director of the National Book Foundation on March 14. Beowulf Sheehan/Courtesy of Lisa Lucas hide caption

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Neil Gaiman, left, and Ursula K. Le Guin attend the 2014 National Book Awards, where Le Guin was recognized, on Wednesday in New York City. Robin Marchant/Getty Images hide caption

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'Redeployment,' 'Age Of Ambition' Win National Book Awards

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Jonathan Franzen, pictured here at The New Yorker Festival Fiction Night in 2009, won the National Book Award for his third novel, The Corrections. Joe Kohen/Getty Images hide caption

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Phil Klay, who served in Iraq's Anbar province from January 2007 to February 2008, was also longlisted for this year's National Book Award. Hannah Dunphy/Courtesy of Penguin Press hide caption

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