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:
Dark at the Crossing
The King Is Always Above the People: Stories
Min Jin Lee
Grand Central Publishing
Carmen Maria Machado
Her Body and Other Parties: Stories
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
A Kind of Freedom
Sing, Unburied, Sing
New Issues Poetry & Prose
You can read more about the nominees over at the National Book Foundation’s website.
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Amy Brady is the Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago Review of Books and Deputy Publisher of Guernica Magazine. Her writing has appeared in Oprah, The Village Voice, Pacific Standard, The New Republic, McSweeney's, and elsewhere. Follow her on Twitter at @ingredient_x.