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    Here’s the longlist for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction.

    Emily Temple

    September 17, 2021, 10:15am

    Today, the National Book Foundation announced their longlist for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction. This year’s longlist features three debuts and includes, appropriately for this year, many novels that ask questions about the nature of home. These ten books were chosen from a total of 415 books submitted for the prize in fiction.

    This year’s judges for the National Book Award in Fiction are Alan Michael Parker, Emily Pullen, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Charles Yu. The finalists will be announced on October 5, and the winners will be honored at the 72nd National Book Awards Ceremony on November 17.

    Here’s the longlist:

    Anthony Doerr, Cloud Cuckoo Land
    Scribner / Simon & Schuster

    Lauren Groff, Matrix
    Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

    Jakob Guanzon, Abundance
    Graywolf Press

    Laird Hunt, Zorrie
    Bloomsbury Publishing

    Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois
    Harper / HarperCollins Publishers

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

    Katie Kitamura, Intimacies
    Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

    Elizabeth McCracken, The Souvenir Museum: Stories
    Ecco / HarperCollins Publishers

    Jason Mott, Hell of a Book
    Dutton / Penguin Random House

    Richard Powers, Bewilderment
    W. W. Norton & Company

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