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Book awards: National Book Award Longlist

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Works (149)

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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony MarraFiction, 2013
The End of the Point: A Novel by Elizabeth GraverFiction, 2013
Fools: Stories by Joan SilberFiction, 2013
Pacific by Tom DruryFiction, 2013
Someone: A Novel by Alice McDermottFiction, 2013
Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington by Terry TeachoutNonfiction, 2013
Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami by Gretel EhrlichNonfiction, 2013
Finding Florida by T. D. AllmanNonfiction, 2013
Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865 by James OakesNonfiction, 2013
The Wolf and the Watchman: A Father, a Son, and the CIA by Scott C. JohnsonNonfiction, 2013
American Amnesiac by Diane RaptoshPoetry, 2013
Bury My Clothes by Roger Bonair-AgardPoetry, 2013
Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire (Wesleyan Poetry Series) by Brenda HillmanPoetry, 2013
So Recently Rent a World: New and Selected Poems by Andrei CodrescuPoetry, 2013
Transfer of Qualities by Martha RonkPoetry, 2013
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamilloYoung People's Literature, 2013
The Real Boy by Anne UrsuYoung People's Literature, 2013
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn JohnsonYoung People's Literature, 2013
A Tangle of Knots by Lisa GraffYoung People's Literature, 2013
Two Boys Kissing by David LevithanYoung People's Literature, 2013
Orfeo: A Novel by Richard PowersFiction, 2014
Some Luck by Jane SmileyFiction, 2014
Thunderstruck and Other Stories by Elizabeth McCrackenFiction, 2014
The UnAmericans: Stories by Molly AntopolFiction, 2014
Wolf in White Van by John DarnielleFiction, 2014
The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic by John DemosNonfiction, 2014
The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter IsaacsonNonfiction, 2014
The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942 by Nigel HamiltonNonfiction, 2014
Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic by Matthew StewartNonfiction, 2014
When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald C. RosbottomNonfiction, 2014
Collected Poems by Mark StrandPoetry, 2014
Gabriel: A Poem by Edward HirschPoetry, 2014
The road to Emmaus by Spencer ReecePoetry, 2014
Roget's illusion by Linda BierdsPoetry, 2014
A Several World by Brian BlanchfieldPoetry, 2014
100 Sideways Miles by Andrew SmithYoung People's Literature, 2014
Girls Like Us by Gail GilesYoung People's Literature, 2014
Greenglass House by Kate MilfordYoung People's Literature, 2014
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse AndersonYoung People's Literature, 2014
Skink--No Surrender by Carl HiaasenYoung People's Literature, 2014
A Cure for Suicide: A Novel by Jesse BallFiction, 2015
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill CleggFiction, 2015
Honeydew by Edith PearlmanFiction, 2015
Mislaid: A Novel by Nell ZinkFiction, 2015
Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo JohnsonFiction, 2015
Love and Other Ways of Dying: Essays by Michael PaternitiNonfiction, 2015
Mourning Lincoln by Martha HodesNonfiction, 2015
Paradise of the Pacific: Approaching Hawaii by Susanna MooreNonfiction, 2015
Rain: A Natural and Cultural History by Cynthia BarnettNonfiction, 2015
Travels in Vermeer: A Memoir by Michael WhiteNonfiction, 2015
The Beauty: Poems by Jane HirshfieldPoetry, 2015
Heaven: Poems by Rowan Ricardo PhillipsPoetry, 2015
Mistaking Each Other for Ghosts by Lawrence RaabPoetry, 2015
Scattered at Sea (Poets, Penguin) by Amy GerstlerPoetry, 2015
A stranger's mirror : new and selected poems 1994/2014 by Marilyn HackerPoetry, 2015
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky AlbertalliYoung People's Literature, 2015
Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M. T. AndersonYoung People's Literature, 2015
This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs by Gary PaulsenYoung People's Literature, 2015
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae CarsonYoung People's Literature, 2015
X: A Novel by Ilyasah ShabazzYoung People's Literature, 2015
Imagine Me Gone by Adam HaslettFiction, 2016
Miss Jane by Brad WatsonFiction, 2016
The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzieFiction, 2016
Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia MilletFiction, 2016
What Belongs to You by Garth GreenwellFiction, 2016
America's War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History by Andrew BacevichNonfiction, 2016
The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice by Patricia Bell-ScottNonfiction, 2016
Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck by Adam CohenNonfiction, 2016
The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition by Manisha SinhaNonfiction, 2016
Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'NeilNonfiction, 2016
Bestiary: Poems by Donika KellyPoetry, 2016
Blackacre: Poems by Monica YounPoetry, 2016
Blue Laws: Selected and Uncollected Poems, 1995-2015 by Kevin YoungPoetry, 2016
The Selected Poems of Donald Hall by Donald HallPoetry, 2016
World of Made and Unmade by Jane MeadPoetry, 2016
Booked by Kwame AlexanderYoung People's Literature, 2016
Burn Baby Burn by Meg MedinaYoung People's Literature, 2016
Pax by Sara PennypackerYoung People's Literature, 2016
Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story by Caren StelsonYoung People's Literature, 2016
When the Moon Was Ours: A Novel by Anna-Marie McLemoreYoung People's Literature, 2016
Barren Island by Carol ZorefFiction, 2017
A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson SextonFiction, 2017
The King Is Always Above the People: Stories (Alarcon, Daniel) by Daniel AlarcónFiction, 2017
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer EganFiction, 2017
Miss Burma by Charmaine CraigFiction, 2017
The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. TysonNonfiction, 2017
Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News by Kevin YoungNonfiction, 2017
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard RothsteinNonfiction, 2017
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr.Nonfiction, 2017
No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need by Naomi KleinNonfiction, 2017
Afterland: Poems by Mai Der VangPoetry, 2017
Magdalene: Poems by Marie HowePoetry, 2017
Square Inch Hours: Poems by Sherod SantosPoetry, 2017
When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America) by Chen ChenPoetry, 2017
Where Now: New and Selected Poems by Laura KasischkePoetry, 2017
All the Wind in the World by Samantha MabryYoung People's Literature, 2017
The Hate U Give by Angie ThomasYoung People's Literature, 2017
Long Way Down by Jason ReynoldsYoung People's Literature, 2017
Orphan Island by Laurel SnyderYoung People's Literature, 2017
You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali PerkinsYoung People's Literature, 2017
An American Marriage by Tayari JonesFiction, 2018
The Boatbuilder by Daniel GumbinerFiction, 2018
Gun Love: A Novel by Jennifer ClementFiction, 2018
Heads of the Colored People: Stories by Nafissa Thompson-SpiresFiction, 2018
There There by Tommy OrangeFiction, 2018
Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War by Marwan HishamNonfiction, 2018
Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) by Rebecca SolnitNonfiction, 2018
Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Steve CollNonfiction, 2018
One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol AndersonNonfiction, 2018
The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David QuammenNonfiction, 2018
Be With by Forrest GanderPoetry, 2018
feeld by Jos CharlesPoetry, 2018
Monument: Poems New and Selected by Natasha TretheweyPoetry, 2018
Museum of the Americas (National Poetry Series) by J. Michael MartinezPoetry, 2018
Lo terciario / The Tertiary by Raquel Salas RiveraPoetry, 2018
Aetherial Worlds: Stories by Tatyana TolstayaTranslated Literature, 2018
The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq by Dunya MikhailTranslated Literature, 2018
Comemadre by Roque LarraquyTranslated Literature, 2018
One Part Woman by Perumal MuruganTranslated Literature, 2018
Vente, blinke : eit perfekt bilete av eit personleg indre : roman by Gunnhild ØyehaugTranslated Literature, 2018
Blood Water Paint by Joy McCulloughYoung People's Literature, 2018
Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam by Elizabeth PartridgeYoung People's Literature, 2018
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh MafiYoung People's Literature, 2018
We'll Fly Away by Bryan BlissYoung People's Literature, 2018
What the Night Sings by Vesper StamperYoung People's Literature, 2018
The Collector of Leftover Souls: Field Notes on Brazil's Everyday Insurrections by Eliane BrumTranslated Literature, 2019
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga TokarczukTranslated Literature, 2019
Space Invaders: A Novel by Nona FernándezTranslated Literature, 2019
When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back by Naja Marie AidtTranslated Literature, 2019
Will and Testament by Vigdis HjorthTranslated Literature, 2019
Kiss Number 8 by Colleen A. F. VenableYoung People's Literature, 2019
Out of Salem by Hal SchrieveYoung People's Literature, 2019
A Place to Belong by Cynthia KadohataYoung People's Literature, 2019
Shout by Laurie Halse AndersonYoung People's Literature, 2019
The Undefeated by Kwame AlexanderYoung People's Literature, 2019
Build Yourself a Boat by Camonghne FelixPoetry, 2019
Doomstead Days by Brian TearePoetry, 2019
Dunce by Mary RueflePoetry, 2019
A Sand Book by Ariana ReinesPoetry, 2019
Burn the Place: A Memoir by Iliana ReganNonfiction, 2019
The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America by Greg GrandinNonfiction, 2019
Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest (American Music) by Hanif AbdurraqibNonfiction, 2019
Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (Justice, Power, and Politics) by Keeanga-Yamahtta TaylorNonfiction, 2019
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden KeefeNonfiction, 2019
Black Light: Stories by Kimberly King ParsonsFiction, 2019
Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-AknerFiction, 2019
The Need by Helen PhillipsFiction, 2019
The Nickel Boys: A Novel by Colson WhiteheadFiction, 2019
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean VuongFiction, 2019

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National Book Award Longlist nominees, all in the running for the National Book Award (announced a few weeks before the awards are given).

Starting in 2013, the longlist starts out with ten books. When the awards are announced, one book is the winner, and four are named as finalists. See National Book Award finalsts here.

See National Book Award winners here.

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