The National Book Awards Announces the Longlist for Nonfiction

Chris Schluep on September 13, 2018
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NBALonglist.pngThis 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.


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Carol Anderson, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy / Bloomsbury Publishing

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Colin G. Calloway, The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation / Oxford University Press

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Steve Coll, Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan / Penguin Press / Penguin Random House

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Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple, Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War / One World / Penguin Random House

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Victoria Johnson, American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic / Liveright / W. W. Norton & Company

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D avid Quammen, The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life / Simon & Schuster

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Sarah Smarsh, Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth / Scribner / Simon & Schuster

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Rebecca Solnit, Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) / Haymarket Books

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Jeffrey C. Stewart, The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke / Oxford University Press

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Adam Winkler, We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights / Liveright / W. W. Norton & Company


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