In fiction the nominees are Mark Z. Danielewski, Only Revolutions (Pantheon); Ken Kalfus, A Disorder Peculiar to the Country (Ecco/HarperCollins); Richard Powers, The Echo Maker (Farrar, Straus & Giroux); Dana Spiotta, Eat the Document (Scribner/Simon & Schuster); and Jess Walter, The Zero (Judith Regan Books/HarperCollins).
The nominess in young people's literature are M.T. Anderson, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1:The Pox Party (Candlewick Press); Martine Leavitt, Keturah and Lord Death (Front Street Books/Boyds Mills Press); Patricia McCormick, Sold (Hyperion Books for Children); Nancy Werlin, The Rules of Survival (Dial/Penguin); and Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese (First Second/Holtzbrinck).
Some of these books are more or less brand new.