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Letters to a Young Scientist by Edward O. Wilson

What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World: Robert Hass: PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay ($10,000): For a book of essays published in 2012 that exemplifies the dignity and esteem that the essay form imparts to literature. Runners-up: The Story of America: Essays on Origins (Princeton University Press), Jill Lepore Waiting for the Barbarians (New York Review Books), Daniel Mendelsohn

Critical Mass: Four Decades of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades, and Hurrahs by James Wolcott,

Where the Air Is Clear (Lannan Selection) (9781564783448): Carlos Fuentes, Sam Hileman, Ignacio Padilla: Books

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel by Gabrielle Zevin

Missing Person,