2020 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/
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Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award (Fiction)
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
“A significant novel, beautifully crafted and deeply felt. Beha creates a high bonfire of our era's vanities. . . . This is a novel to savor.” —Colum McCann
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
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Longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction
Mingling the earthy with the otherworldly, these ten stories chronicle ineffable events in ordinary lives.
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For readers of Tommy Orange, Yaa Gyasi, and Jhumpa Lahiri, an electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters who seek to rise—to the middle class, to political power, to fame in the movies—and find their lives entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in contemporary India.
Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction
An indelible novel of teenage alienation and adult complacency in an unraveling world.
***2020 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction***
“Tender, fierce, proudly black and beautiful, these stories will sneak inside you and take root.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Triumphant.” —Publishers Weekly
“Cheeky, insightful, and irresistible.” —
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
Shuggie Bain is the unforgettable story of young Hugh "Shuggie" Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in run-down public housing in Glasgow, Scotland. Thatcher's policies have put husbands and sons out of work, and the city's notorious drugs epidemic is waiting in the wings.
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD!
A wildly original, cross-country novel that subverts a long tradition of family narratives and casts new light on the mythologies—national, individual, and collective—that drive and define us.
2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST!
"One of the funniest books of the year ... a delicious, ambitious Hollywood satire." —The Washington Post