Today we are excited to announce the titles on the 2020 National Book Awards Finalists including our own Kacen Callendar, Writing For Children and Young Adults MFA 2014. Congratulations Kacen!
Rumaan Alam, “Leave the World Behind” Ecco / Harper Collins Lydia Millet, "A Children’s Bible" W. W. Norton & Company Deesha Philyaw, "The Secret Life of Church Ladies" West Virginia University Press Douglas Stuart, "Shuggie Bain" Grove Press / Grove Atlantic Charles Yu, "Interior Chinatown" Pantheon Books / Penguin Random House
Les Payne and Tamara Payne, "The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X" Liveright / W. W. Norton & Company Claudio Saunt, "Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory" W. W. Norton & Company Jenn Shapland, "My Autobiography of Carson McCullers" Tin House Books Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, "The Undocumented Americans" One World / Penguin Random House Jerald Walker, "How to Make a Slave and Other Essays" Mad Creek Books / The Ohio State University Press
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, "A Treatise on Stars"
Tommye Blount, "Fantasia for the Man in Blue"
Four Way Books
Don Mee Choi , "DMZ Colony"
Anthony Cody, "Borderland Apocrypha"
Natalie Diaz, "Postcolonial Love Poem"
For Translated Literature:
Anja Kampmann, "High as the Waters Rise" Translated by Anne Posten Catapult Jonas Hassen Khemiri, "The Family Clause" Translated by Alice Menzies Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers Yu Miri, "Tokyo Ueno Station" Translated by Morgan Giles Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House Pilar Quintana, "The Bitch" Translated by Lisa Dillman World Editions Adania Shibli, "Minor Detail" Translated by Elisabeth Jaquette New Directions
Young People's Literature:
Kacen Callender, "King and the Dragonflies" Scholastic Press / Scholastic Inc. Traci Chee, "We Are Not Free" Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Candice Iloh, "Every Body Looking" Dutton Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed, "When Stars Are Scattered" Dial Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House Gavriel Savit, "The Way Back" Knopf Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House