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Here’s the longlist for the 2022 National Book Award in Fiction.

Emily Temple

September 16, 2022, 10:15am

Today, the National Book Foundation announced the 10 books on the longlist for the 2022 National Book Award for Fiction.

The judges for this year’s award are Ben Fountain (Chair), Brandon Hobson, Pam Houston, Dana Johnson, and Michelle Malonzo. The 10 longlistees were chosen from a total of 463 books submitted by publishers; the finalists in all categories will be announced on October 4, and winners will be announced at the National Book Awards Ceremony on November 16.

Here’s the longlist:

Fatimah Asghar, When We Were Sisters
One World / Penguin Random House

Ramona Emerson, Shutter
Soho Crime / Soho Press

Jonathan Escoffery, If I Survive You
MCD / Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers

Tess Gunty, The Rabbit Hutch
Alfred A. Knopf / Penguin Random House

Gayl Jones, The Birdcatcher
Beacon Press

Jamil Jan Kochai, The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories
Viking Books / Penguin Random House

Sarah Thankam Mathews, All This Could Be Different
Viking Books / Penguin Random House

Leigh Newman, Nobody Gets Out Alive
Scribner / Simon & Schuster

Marytza K. Rubio, Maria, Maria & Other Stories
Liveright / W. W. Norton & Company

Alejandro Varela, The Town of Babylon
Astra House / Astra Publishing House

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