This afternoon, the National Book Foundation announced the longlist for its 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction.
Publishers submitted a total of 546 books for the award. The judges for Nonfiction are Rachel Cass, John Freeman, Annette Gordon-Reed (Chair), Sarah Manguso, and Andrés Reséndez. These distinguished judges were given the charge of selecting what they deem to be the best books of the year. Their decisions are made independently of the National Book Foundation staff and Board of Directors; deliberations are strictly confidential.
The shortlist of finalists will be revealed on October 10; the winner will be announced at the National Book Awards ceremony and dinner in New York on November 14.