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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