The National Book Foundation recently revealed the 24 finalists for the 2018 National Book Awards!
Roxanne highlights some of her favorite titles from the longlist which feature five categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature. The competitive category of Translated Literature hasn't been awarded since 1983.
The 2018 National Book Awards Winners will be announced on November 14th.
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The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart
Wobble by Rae Armantrout
Trick by Domenico Starnone
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
There There by Tommy Orange
Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises by Rebecca Solnit
One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson
Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War by Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh