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    Here is the 2019 Longlist for the National Book Award for Fiction.

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    September 20, 2019, 10:32am

    It’s here: the final day of the National Book Foundations’ longlist announcements. Yep, it’s time for the fiction list, as chosen by judges Dorothy Allison, Ruth Dickey, Javier Ramirez, Danzy Senna (Chair), and Jeff VanderMeer from a pool of 397 submitted books. It includes two debut short story collections, three debut novels, and only one book from a previous National Book Award winner, Colson Whitehead.

    The finalists in all categories will be announced on October 8, and the winners revealed at the National Book Awards Ceremony on November 20 in New York City. And if you missed all the excitement this week, check out the longlists for Young People’s LiteratureTranslated Literature, Poetry, and Nonfiction, too.

    The 2019 Longlist for the National Book Award for Fiction:

    Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Fleishman Is In TroubleTaffy Brodesser-Akner, Fleishman Is in Trouble
    Random House / Penguin Random House

    Trust Exercise_Susan ChoiSusan Choi, Trust Exercise
    Henry Holt & Company / Macmillan Publishers

    Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Sabrina & CorinaKali Fajardo-Anstine, Sabrina & Corina: Stories
    One World / Penguin Random House

    marlon james, black leopard red wolfMarlon James, Black Leopard, Red Wolf
    Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

    Laila Lalami, The Other Americans
    Pantheon Books / Penguin Random House

    "Black Light" by Kimberly King ParsonsKimberly King Parsons, Black Light: Stories
    Vintage / Penguin Random House

    Helen Phillips, The Need (July 9)Helen Phillips, The Need
    Simon & Schuster

    Julia Phillips, Disappearing Earth
    Alfred A. Knopf / Penguin Random House

    Ocean Vuong, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (Penguin Press)Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
    Penguin Press / Penguin Random House

    nickel boysColson Whitehead, The Nickel Boys
    Doubleday / Penguin Random House

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