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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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