Wednesday, October 10, 2018

2018 National Book Awards Finalists Announced


The National Book Foundation has announced its 25 finalists in five categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature, and young people's literature.The winners in each category will be announced November 14, 2018.

How many have you read?

Finalists for Fiction
Jamel Brinkley, A Lucky Man
Lauren Groff, Florida
Brandon Hobson, Where the Dead Sit Talking
Rebecca Makkai, The Great Believers
Sigrid Nunez, The Friend

Finalists for Nonfiction
Colin G. Calloway, The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation
Victoria Johnson, American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic
Jeffrey C. Stewart, The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke
Adam Winkler, We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights

Finalists for Poetry
Rae Armantrout, Wobble
Terrance Hayes, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin
Diana Khoi Nguyen, Ghost Of
Justin Phillip Reed, Indecency
Jenny Xie, Eye Level

Finalists for Translated Literature
N├ęgar Djavadi, Disoriental, Translated by Tina Kover
Hanne ├śrstavik, LoveTranslated by Martin Aitken
Domenico Starnone, Trick, Translated by Jhumpa Lahiri
Yoko Tawada, The Emissary, Translated by Margaret Mitsutani
Olga Tokarczuk, Flights, Translated by Jennifer Croft

Finalists for Young People’s Literature
Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X
M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin, The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge
Leslie Connor, The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle
Christopher Paul Curtis, The Journey of Little Charlie
Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Hey, Kiddo

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