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National Book Award for Fiction 2019 Longlist Announced

This morning, the National Book Foundation announced their longlist for the National Book Award for Fiction, the titles from which are linked to their Booklist reviews below. The five finalists in each category will be announced on October 8 so stay tuned for more literary excitement!

Black Leopard, Red Wolf, by Marlon James

Black Light, by Kimberly King Parsons

Disappearing Earth, by Julia Phillips

Fleishman Is in Trouble, by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

The Need, by Helen Phillips

The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, by Ocean Vuong

The Other Americans, by Laila Lalami

Sabrina & Corina: Stories, by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Trust Exercise, by Susan Choi



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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