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Here’s the Fiction Longlist for the 2017 National Book Award

Every year, we wait with bated breath for the National Book Awards to announce their longlist for the year’s best fiction titles. And FINALLY that day has come. We didn’t really get the chance to exhale, though, because we’re TOO EXCITED by the names on this list.

Among the nominees are Min Jin Lee, who we spoke with earlier this year, and Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, whose debut delighted one of our critics.

Here’s the full list:

Elliot Ackerman
Dark at the Crossing
Knopf

Daniel Alarcón
The King Is Always Above the People: Stories
Riverhead Books

Charmaine Craig
Miss Burma
Grove Press

Jennifer Egan
Manhattan Beach
Scribner

Lisa Ko
The Leavers
Algonquin Books

Min Jin Lee
Pachinko
Grand Central Publishing

Carmen Maria Machado
Her Body and Other Parties: Stories
Graywolf Press

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
A Kind of Freedom
Counterpoint Press

Jesmyn Ward
Sing, Unburied, Sing
Scribner

Carol Zoref
Barren Island
New Issues Poetry & Prose

You can read more about the nominees over at the National Book Foundation’s website.

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About Amy Brady

Amy Brady is the Senior Editor of the Chicago Review of Books and Deputy Publisher of Guernica Magazine. Her writing has appeared in The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Dallas Morning News, The Awl, Literary Hub, McSweeney's, and elsewhere. Follow her on Twitter at @ingredient_x.

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