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2017 National Book Awards Longlist Announced

Throughout the week, the National Book Foundation has announced the longlist for the 2017 National Book Awards. Below, a list of titles, listed by category, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.

 

 

 

 

Fiction

A Kind of Freedom, by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Barren Island, by Carol Zoref

Dark at the Crossing, by Elliot Ackerman

Her Body and Other Parties: Stories, by Carmen Maria Machado

Miss Burma, by Charmaine Craig

 Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan 

 Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee

Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward

The King Is Always Above the People: Stories, by Daniel Alarcón

The Leavers, by Lisa Ko

 

Nonfiction

Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News, by Kevin Young

 Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, by Nancy MacLean

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

Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, by James Forman, Jr.

Never Caught: Ona Judge, the Washingtons, and the Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need, by Naomi Klein

 The Blood of Emmett Till, by Timothy B. Tyson

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein

 The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America, by Frances FitzGerald

 The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, by Masha Gessen

 

Poetry

 Afterland, by Mai Der Vang

Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems, by Danez Smith

 Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016, by Frank Bidart

In the Language of My Captor, by Shane McCrae

Magdalene: Poems, by Marie Howe

Square Inch Hours, by Sherod Santos

The Book of Endings, by Leslie Harrison

When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, by Chen Chen

WHEREAS, by Layli Long Soldier

 Where Now: New and Selected Poems, by Laura Kasischke

 

Young People’s Literature

All the Wind in the World, by Samantha Mabry 

American Street, by Ibi Zoboi

 Clayton Byrd Goes Underground, by Rita Williams-Garcia

Far from the Tree, by Robin Benway

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter,by Erika L. Sánchez

 Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds

Orphan Island, by Laurel Snyder

 The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

What Girls Are Made Ofby Elana K. Arnold

 You Bring the Distant Near, by Mitali Perkins

 

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