Every fall the National Book Award is given in celebration of some of the best American literature. This month the longlists featuring ten finalists for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature were announced. The lists will be shortened to five finalists Wednesday, October 15 in anticipation of the final announcement Wednesday, November 19.
Check the books out and see if you can determine which ones will be the winners!
•Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
•Redeployment by Phil Klay
•An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
• All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
•Orfeo by Richard Powers
•Thunderstruck and Other Stories by Elizabeth McCracken
See what other fiction titles made the list.
•Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
•Age of Ambition by Evan Osnos
•The Heathen School by John Demos
See what other nonfiction titles made the list.
Young People’s Literature Longlist:
•The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
•100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith
•Girls Like Us by Gail Giles
See what other young people’s titles made the list.