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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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