NBA Longlist - Fiction


The long-list for this year’s National Book Award for Fiction was announced today, Here is the list of nominees:

Jamel Brinkley, “A Lucky Man” (Graywolf Press)

Jennifer Clement, “Gun Love” (Hogarth / Penguin Random House)

Lauren Groff, “Florida” (Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House)

Daniel Gumbiner, “The Boatbuilder” (McSweeney’s)

Brandon Hobson, “Where the Dead Sit Talking” (Soho Press)

Tayari Jones, “An American Marriage” (Algonquin Books / Workman Publishing)

Rebecca Makkai, “The Great Believers” (Viking Books / Penguin Random House)

Sigrid Nunez, “The Friend” (Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House)

Tommy Orange, “There There” (Alfred A. Knopf / Penguin Random House)

Nafissa Thompson-Spires, “Heads of the Colored People” (Atria Books / 37 INK / Simon & Schuster)

The judges for the category this year are Laila Lalami, Chris Bachelder, Min Jin Lee, Laurie Muchnick, and Chinelo Okparanta.