2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS*
*Longlist, Fiction only.
The National Book Awards, established in 1950, are American literary prizes administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization, that recognize the best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature, published each year.
Read more about the National Book Awards and the National Book Foundation, which administers them, at this link: https://www.nationalbook.org/
WINNER of the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A finalist for the Kirkus Prize, Andrew Carnegie Medal, Aspen Words Literary Prize, and a New York Times bestseller, this majestic, stirring, and widely praised novel from two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, the story of a family on a journey through rural Mississippi, i
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post • NPR • The Christian Science Monitor • Military Times • Vogue • Bloomberg
FINALIST FOR THE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION
Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed, Bustle, and Electric Literature
“There was a time I would have called Lisa Ko’s novel beautifully written, ambitious, and moving, and all of that is true, but it’s more tha
A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan (San Francisco Chronicle).
Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction
[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.Roxane Gay
In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to womens memories and hunger and desire. I couldnt put it down.Karen Russell
LONGLISTED for the 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION
An urgent, essential collection of stories about immigration, broken dreams, Los Angeles gang members, Latin American families, and other tales of high stakes journeys, from the award-winning author of War by Candlelight and At Night We Walk in Circles.
A powerful and epic novel of colonialism, ethnicity, and the ties of blood, Miss Burma tells the story of modern-day Burma through the eyes of one family struggling to find love, justice, and meaning during a time of war and political repression.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A New York Times Notable Book
Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author.
Named One of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, Esquire, Vogue, The Washington Post, The Guardian,
Long-listed for the National Book Award * Winner of the Crook's Corner Prize * Winner of the First Novelist Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association * A New York Times Notable Book
How does one remember a world that literally no longer exists? How do the moral imperatives to do so correspond to the personal needs that make it possible?