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Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize Shortlist Announced

The Brooklyn Public Library has announced the shortlist for its annual literary prize. Awarded to one work of fiction and one work of nonfiction, the prize, according to the organizers, “recognizes works that question established ways of thinking and advance Brooklyn Public Library’s mission of bringing together the borough’s diverse communities to explore urgent social, political, and artistic issues.”  To follow is the shortlist, with titles linked to their Booklist reviews when available. Visit the Brooklyn Public Library website for more information.

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Fiction and Poetry

Exit West: A Novel, by Mohsin Hamid

IRL, by Tommy Pico

What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky: Storiesby Lesley Nneka Arimah



The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated Americaby Richard Rothstein

Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics, by Kim Phillips-Fein

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann





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