Leonard Prize Shortlist Announced

Last night, the National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for the John Leonard prize, their award for first books. Here they are, linked to their Booklist reviews:

 The Girls, by Emma Cline

nbcc-logo Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, by Max Porter

Here Comes the Sun, by Nicole Dennis-Benn

Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi

 The Nix, by Nathan Hill

 The Mothers, by Britt Bennett




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Eugenia Williamson is the Associate Editor of Digital Products at Booklist. She worked in bookstores for twelve years, reviews books for The Boston Globe, and writes about books, culture, and politics for several other publications. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Genie.

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