Creative Writing at The New School

(Updated Friday, September 19)

Each morning this week, National Book Foundation is announcing one of the five Longlists for the 70th National Book Awards! We'll be updating this post as the books are announced.

Today we are excited to announce the titles on the 2019 National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction.

Taffy Brodesser-Akner, “Fleishman Is in Trouble
Random House / Penguin Random House

Susan Choi, “Trust Exercise
Henry Holt & Company / Macmillan Publishers

Kali Fajardo-Anstine, “Sabrina & Corina: Stories
One World / Penguin Random House

Marlon James, “Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

Laila Lalami, “The Other Americans
Pantheon Books / Penguin Random House

Kimberly King Parsons, “Black Light: Stories
Vintage / Penguin Random House

Helen Phillips, “The Need
Simon & Schuster

Julia Phillips, “Disappearing Earth
Alfred A. Knopf / Penguin Random House

Ocean Vuong, “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
Penguin Press / Penguin Random House

Colson Whitehead, “The Nickel Boys
Doubleday / Penguin Random House


Hanif Abdurraqib, “Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest
University of Texas Press

Sarah M. Broom, “The Yellow House
Grove Press / Grove Atlantic

Tressie McMillan Cottom, “Thick: And Other Essays
The New Press

Carolyn Forché, “What You Have Heard is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance
Penguin Press / Penguin Random House

Patrick Radden Keefe, “Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
Doubleday / Penguin Random House

David Treuer, “The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present
Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

Greg Grandin, “The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America
Metropolitan Books / Macmillan Publishers

Iliana Regan, “Burn the Place: A Memoir
Agate Midway / Agate Publishing, Inc.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, “Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership
The University of North Carolina Press

Albert Woodfox with Leslie George, “Solitary
Grove Press / Grove Atlantic


Dan Beachy-Quick, “Variations on Dawn and Dusk
Omnidawn Publishing

Jericho Brown, “The Tradition
Copper Canyon Press

Toi Derricotte, “‘I’: New and Selected Poems
University of Pittsburgh Press

Camonghne Felix, “Build Yourself a Boat
Haymarket Books

Ilya Kaminsky, “Deaf Republic
Graywolf Press

Ariana Reines, “A Sand Book
Tin House Books

Mary Ruefle, “Dunce
Wave Books

Carmen Giménez Smith, “Be Recorder
Graywolf Press

Arthur Sze, “Sight Lines
Copper Canyon Press

Brian Teare, “Doomstead Days
Nightboat Books

Translated Literature

László Krasznahorkai, “Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming
Translated by Ottilie Mulzet
New Directions

Scholastique Mukasonga, “The Barefoot Woman
Translated by Jordan Stump
Archipelago Books

Yoko Ogawa, “The Memory Police
Translated by Stephen Snyder
Pantheon Books / Penguin Random House

Pajtim Statovci, “Crossing
Translated by David Hackston
Pantheon Books / Penguin Random House

Olga Tokarczuk, “Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

Young People's Literature

Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson, “The Undefeated
Versify / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Laurie Halse Anderson, “Shout
Viking Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House

Akwaeke Emezi, “Pet
Make Me a World / Penguin Random House

Cynthia Kadohata, “A Place to Belong
Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books / Simon & Schuster

Jason Reynolds, “Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks
Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books / Simon & Schuster

Randy Ribay, “Patron Saints of Nothing
Kokila / Penguin Random House

Laura Ruby, “Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All
Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins Publishers

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