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Announcing the National Book Award Longlists for Fiction and Nonfiction



NbaxThe 2016 National Book Award longlists for Fiction and Nonfiction have been announced. Finalists will be revealed on October 13. 

 

2016 Longlist for the National Book Award for Fiction

For fiction, the judges are James English (Chair), Karen Joy Fowler, T. Geronimo Johnson, Julie Otsuka, and Jesmyn Ward. Publishers submitted a total of 387 books for the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction. Here's the list:

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Chris Bachelder, The Throwback Special, W.W. Norton & Company

 

 

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Garth Greenwell, What Belongs to You, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

 

 

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Adam Haslett, Imagine Me Gone, Little, Brown and Company

 

 

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Paulette Jiles, News of the World, William Morrow / HarperCollinsPublishers

 

 

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Karan Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs, Viking Books / Penguin Random House

 

 

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Elizabeth McKenzie, The Portable Veblen, Penguin Press / Penguin Random House

 

 

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Lydia Millet, Sweet Lamb of Heaven, W.W. Norton & Company

 

 

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Brad Watson, Miss Jane, W.W. Norton & Company

 

 

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Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad, Doubleday / Penguin Random House

 

 

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Jacqueline Woodson, Another Brooklyn, Amistad / HarperCollinsPublishers

 

 

2016 Longlist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction

The judges for Nonfiction are Cynthia Barnett, Masha Gessen (Chair), Greg Grandin, Melissa Harris-Perry, and Ronald Rosbottom. Publishers submitted a total of 521 books for the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction. 

Here's the list:

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Andrew J. Bacevich, America's War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History, Random House / Penguin Random House

 

 

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Patricia Bell-Scott, The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice, Alfred A. Knopf / Penguin Random House

 

 

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Adam Cohen, Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck, Penguin Press / Penguin Random House

 

 

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Arlie Russell Hochschild, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, The New Press

 

 

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Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Nation Books

 

 

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Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War, Harvard University Press

 

 

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Cathy O'Neil, Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, Crown / Penguin Random House

 

 

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Andrés Reséndez, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

 

 

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Manisha Sinha, The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition, Yale University Press

 

 

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Heather Ann Thompson, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, Pantheon / Penguin Random House

 

 



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