The National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction

Jon Foro on September 14, 2018
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NBF-longlist-225Awards season is here! Earlier this week, the National Book Foundation announced their Longlists for Young People's Literature and Nonfiction, and today they wrapped up the week with their selections for Fiction.

368 books were submitted by publishers for the award, judged by Chris Bachelder, Laila Lalami (Chair), Min Jin Lee, Laurie Muchnick, and Chinelo Okparanta. First given in 1950, previous winners of the National Book Award include Flannery O'Connor, William Faulkner, Ralph Ellison, Alice Walker, Annie Proulx, and Charles Johnson. Finalists will be revealed on October 10, and the winners will be revealed at the Foundation's annual gala in November.


2018 Longlist for the National Book Award for Fiction

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Jamel Brinkley, A Lucky Man

Graywolf Press

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Jennifer Clement, Gun Love

Hogarth / Penguin Random House

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Lauren Groff, Florida

Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

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Daniel Gumbiner, The Boatbuilder

McSweeney’s

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Brandon Hobson, Where the Dead Sit Talking

Soho Press

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Tayari Jones, An American Marriage

Algonquin Books / Workman Publishing

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Rebecca Makkai, The Great Believers

Viking Books / Penguin Random House

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Sigrid Nunez, The Friend

Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

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Tommy Orange, There There

Alfred A. Knopf / Penguin Random House

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Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Heads of the Colored People

Atria Books / 37 INK / Simon & Schuster


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