Book award finalists are ‘debut novelists’ in name only


              This combination of book cover images shows fiction finalists for the National Book Awards, from left, "The Rabbit Hutch" by Tess Gunty, "All This Could Be Different" by Sarah Thankam Mathews, and "The Town of Babylon" by Alejandro Varela. (Knopf/Viking/Astra House via AP)
            
              This cover image released by Knopf shows "The Rabbit Hutch" by Tess Gunty, a fiction finalist for the National Book Awards. (Knopf via AP)
            
              This cover image released by Astra House shows "The Town of Babylon" by Alejandro Varela, a fiction finalist for the National Book Awards. (Astra House via AP)
            
              This cover image released by Viking shows "All This Could Be Different" by Sarah Thankam Mathews, a fiction finalist for the National Book Awards. (Viking via AP)
Book award finalists are ‘debut novelists’ in name only