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2015 National Book Award Longlists Released

By posted at 9:31 am on September 17, 2015 3

Book award season enters high gear as the National Book Award finalists have been released in a series of four longlists consisting of ten books apiece. Five finalists in each category will be announced on October 14, and winners will be announced in New York City on November 18.

The fiction list seems especially varied this year and includes many newcomers. Alongside highly touted books by Hanya Yanagihara, Lauren Groff, and Adam Johnson. Are “newcomers” like Bill Clegg, Angela Flournoy, and Nell Zink. It’s a great time to be a reader.

You read about nearly all of the books on the Fiction longlist here first, of course, as they appeared in our indispensable first-half and second-half previews.

In the other categories, after last year’s male-dominated Non-Fiction longlist, female authors have captured seven of the spots this year.

Here’s a list of the finalists in all four categories with bonus links and excerpts where available:

Fiction:

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Nonfiction:

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Poetry:

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Young People’s Literature:

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3 Responses to “2015 National Book Award Longlists Released”

  1. Rusty
    at 11:20 am on September 17, 2015

    I’m more impressed with the nonfiction list than anything on the fiction list. Adam Johnson’s book is getting plenty of bad reviews. Looks like Lauren Goff is the front runner.

    As for the nonfiction list, Coates will probably win, but if I had a vote Mann’s memoir would take the prize.

  2. C.V.
    at 4:21 pm on September 17, 2015

    Symphony for the City of the Dead is already nominated? And it hasn’t even been published yet? I didn’t know you could do that.

  3. Mygod
    at 2:33 pm on September 19, 2015

    There are way too many books being published someone stop them

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