I'm a little late with this and so I assume most people already know that Kieran Desai won the NBCC Award in Fiction for The Inheritance of Loss. The other finalists in fiction were:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun (Knopf)I picked up the Eggers book yesterday so now I have all of them. But, um, haven't read any of them yet. I hate to admit it. Way, way behind.
Dave Eggers, What is the What (McSweeney’s)
Richard Ford, The Lay of the Land (Knopf)
Cormac McCarthy, The Road (Knopf