National Book Award Shortlist

7 Oct

The National Book Foundation has released the shortlist for this year’s National Book Award.  So, if you’re looking for something new to read, check out this list and pick up a book you might not have if you passed it on the shelf of your local library or independent bookstore.

Fiction

  • Chris Bachelder, The Throwback Special
  • Paulette Jiles, News of the World
  • Karan Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs
  • Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad
  • Jacqueline Woodson, Another Brooklyn

Nonfiction

  • Arlie Russell Hochschild, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
  • Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War
    Andrés Reséndez, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America
  • Heather Ann Thompson, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

 

Poetry

  • Daniel Borzutzky, The Performance of Becoming Human
  • Rita Dove, Collected Poems 1974 – 2004
  • Peter Gizzi, Archeophonics
  • Jay Hopler, The Abridged History of Rainfall
  • Solmaz Sharif, Look

Young People’s Literature

  • Kate DiCamillo, Raymie Nightingale
  • John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell, March: Book Three
  • Grace Lin, When the Sea Turned to Silver
  • Jason Reynolds, Ghost
  • Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star
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