Friday, 8 October 2021

National Book Awards Finalists

 The National Book Awards finalist have been announced and the full list is:


Anthony DoerrCloud Cuckoo Land
Scribner / Simon & Schuster

Lauren GroffMatrix
Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

Laird HuntZorrie
Bloomsbury Publishing

Robert Jones, Jr.The Prophets
G. P. Putnam’s Sons / Penguin Random House

Jason MottHell of a Book
Dutton / Penguin Random House


Hanif Abdurraqib, A Little Devil in America: Notes In Praise of Black Performance

Lucas BessireRunning Out: In Search of Water on the High Plains

Grace M. ChoTastes Like War: A Memoir

Nicole EustaceCovered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America

Tiya MilesAll That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family's Keepsake


Desiree C. Bailey, What Noise Against the Cane

Martín EspadaFloaters

Douglas KearnySho

Hoa NguyenA Thousand times You Lose Your Treasure

Translated Literature

Elisa Shua Dusapin, Winter in Sokcho. Translated by Aneesa Abbas Higgins

Ge Fei, Peach Blossom Paradise. Translated by Canaan Morse

Nona Fernández, The Twilight Zone. Translated by Natasha Wimmer

Benjamín Labatut, When We Cease to Understand the World. Translated by Adrian Nathan West

Samar Yazbek, Planet of Clay. Translated by Leri Price

Young People's Literature

Shing Yin Khor, The Legend of Auntie Po

Malinda Lo, Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Kyle Lukoff, Too Bright to See

Kekla Magoon, Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party's Promise to the People

Amber McBrideMe (Moth)

The National Book Foundation will once again broadcast the National Book Awards Ceremony on YouTubeFacebook, and the Foundation’s website at Winners of the National Book Awards receive $10,000 and a bronze medal and statue; Finalists receive $1,000 and a bronze medal; Winners and Finalists in the Translated Literature category will split the prize evenly between author and translator.

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