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2020 National Book Award for Fiction Announced Its Longlist

An approaching end of the year hurries up with nominations for all kinds of literary awards. As UK's Booker Prize has already announced its shortlist, US 2020 National Book Award for Fiction speeds up to announce its longlist of ten chosen titles.

The judges for Fiction selected this lucky ten out of 388 books submitted by the publishers. Here's the full longlist:

Rumaan Alam, Leave the World Behind Ecco / HarperCollins Publishers

Christopher Beha, The Index of Self-Destructive Acts Tin House Books

Brit Bennett, The Vanishing Half Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

Randall Kenan, If I Had Two Wings W. W. Norton & Company

Megha Majumdar, A Burning Alfred A. Knopf / Penguin Random House

Lydia Millet, A Children’s Bible W. W. Norton & Company

Deesha Philyaw, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies West Virginia University Press

Douglas Stuart, Shuggie Bain Grove Press / Grove Atlantic

Vanessa Veselka, The Great Offshore Grounds Alfred A. Knopf / Penguin Random House

Charles Yu, Interior Chinatown Pantheon Books / Penguin Random House

The shortlist will be announced on October 6, whereas winners, including the winner for Fiction, will be announced live at the virtual National Book Awards Ceremony on November 18.

Last year the National Award for Fiction was handed to Susan's Choi's Trust Exercise.


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