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The National Book Award Shortlist for Fiction and Nonfiction

NBAThe 2016 National Book Award shortlists for Fiction and Nonfiction have been announced. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in New York on November 16.


2016 Shortlist 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:


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




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




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




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




Jacqueline Woodson, Another Brooklyn, Amistad / HarperCollinsPublishers



2016 Shortlist 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:


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




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




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




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




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





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