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

Emily Temple

September 16, 2021, 3:15pm

Today, the National Book Foundation announced their longlist for the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction. This year’s judges for the National Book Award in Nonfiction are Eula Biss, Aaron John Curtis, Nell Painter, Kate Tuttle, and Jerald Walker. 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:

Hanif Abdurraqib, A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance
Random House / Penguin Random House

Lucas Bessire, Running Out: In Search of Water on the High Plains
Princeton University Press

Grace M. Cho, Tastes Like War: A Memoir
Feminist Press at the City University of New York

Scott Ellsworth, The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice
Dutton / Penguin Random House

Nicole Eustace, Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America
Liveright / W. W. Norton & Company

Heather McGhee, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
One World / Penguin Random House

Louis Menand, The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War
Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers

Tiya Miles, All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake
Random House / Penguin Random House

Clint Smith, How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America
Little, Brown and Company / Hachette Book Group

Deborah Willis, The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship
New York University Press

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