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National Book Awards Longlists Announced

The National Book Foundation announced their longlists for a number of National Book Award categories.

Fiction Longlist
When We Were Sisters by Fatimah Asghar
Shutter by Ramona Emerson
If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery
The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty
The Birdcatcher by Gayl Jones
The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories by Jamil Jan Kochai
All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews
Nobody Gets Out Alive by Leigh Newman
Maria, Maria & Other Stories by Marytza Rubio
The Town of Babylon by Aljandro Varela

Nonfiction Longlist
Bright Unbearable Reality: Essays by Anna Badkhen
Ted Kennedy: A Life by John Farrell
Uncommon Measure: A Journey Through Music, Performance, and the Science of Time by Natalie Hodges
Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands by Kelly Lytle Hernandez
The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness by meghan O'Rourke
South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perry
Breathless: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus by David Quammen
The Man Who Could Move Clouds: A Memoir by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
His Name is George Floyd: One Man's Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa
Lost & Found: A Memoir by Kathryn Schulz

The longlists for poetry, translated literature, and young people's literature were also announced and the titles that make the short lists will be announced in October.

Sep 21, 2022