Announcing the 2018 National Book Award Finalists!

This morning the National Book Foundation has announced the finalists for the 2018 National Book Awards in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction,Poetry, Books in Translation andYoung Peoples’ Literature.

Click here to browse all of the 2018 National Book Award Finalists.

Selected from these lists of five finalists in each category, the winners will be named at the annual National Book Awards ceremony on November 14, 2018.

FICTION

Jamel Brinkley, A Lucky Man
Graywolf Press



Lauren Groff, Florida
Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House



Brandon Hobson, Where the Dead Sit Talking
Soho Press



Rebecca Makkai, The Great Believers
Viking Books / Penguin Random House



Sigrid Nunez, The Friend
Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NONFICTION



Colin G. Calloway, The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation
Oxford University Press



Victoria Johnson, American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic
Liveright / W. W. Norton & Company



Sarah Smarsh, Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
Scribner / Simon & Schuster



Jeffrey C. Stewart, The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke
Oxford University Press



Adam Winkler, We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights
Liveright / W. W. Norton & Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


POETRY



Rae Armantrout, Wobble
Wesleyan University Press



Terrance Hayes, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin
Penguin Books / Penguin Random House



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Diana Khoi Nguyen, Ghost Of
Omnidawn Publishing



Justin Phillip Reed, Indecency
Coffee House Press



Jenny Xie, Eye Level
Graywolf Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TRANSLATED LITERATURE



Négar Djavadi, Disoriental
Translated by Tina Kover
Europa Editions



Hanne Ørstavik, Love
Translated by Martin Aitken
Archipelago Books



Domenico Starnone, Trick
Translated by Jhumpa Lahiri
Europa Editions



Yoko Tawada, The Emissary
Translated by Margaret Mitsutani
New Directions Publishing



Olga Tokarczuk, Flights
Translated by Jennifer Croft
Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE



Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X
HarperTeen / HarperCollins Publishers



T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin, The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge
Candlewick Press



Leslie Connor, The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle
Katherine Tegen Books / HarperCollins Publishers



Christopher Paul Curtis, The Journey of Little Charlie
Scholastic Press / Scholastic, Inc.



Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Hey, Kiddo
Graphix / Scholastic, Inc.

 

 

 

 

Browse all of the 2018 National Book Award Finalists here.

 

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