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National Book Award for Nonfiction 2019 Longlist Announced

This morning, the National Book Foundation announced their longlist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction, the titles from which are linked to their Booklist reviews below. The last remaining longlist for fiction will be revealed Friday so stay tuned for more literary excitement!

Burn the Place, by Iliana Regan

The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America, by Greg Grandin

Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest, by Hanif Abdurraqib

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present, by David Treuer

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, by Patrick Radden Keefe

Solitary, by Albert Woodfox and Leslie George

Thick: And Other Essays, by Tressie McMillan Cottom

What You Have Heard is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance, by Carolyn Forché

The Yellow House, by Sarah M. Broom



About the Author:

Michael Ruzicka, Office Manager, was raised in suburban Los Angeles, received a BA in Creative Writing/Poetry at UC Santa Cruz, then moved to Birmingham, AL, where he spent five years owning an independent bookstore and earned an MLIS. He has brought his librarian skills to Vanderbilt’s Television News Archive, Battle Ground Academy, The Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Michael is very excited to be a part of Booklist and call Chicago his home.

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