2018 National Book Awards Longlist for Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction

The National Book Foundation has released more longlists for their 2018 National Book Awards! I’ve already shared their lists for translated literature and young people’s literature. Here are their newest lists:


National Book Foundation's Longlist for Poetry

Wobble by Rae Armantrout

feeld by Jos Charles

Be With by Forrest Gander

American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin by Terrance Hayes

Museum of the Americas by J. Michael Martinez

Ghost of by Diana Khoi Nguyen 

Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed

lo terciario/the tertiary by Raquel Salas Rivera

Monument: Poems New and Selected by Natasha Trethewey

Eye Level by Jenny Xie


National Book Awards Longlist for Nonfiction

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson

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

Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Steve Coll

Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War by Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple

American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic by Victoria Johnson

The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh

Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) by Rebecca Solnit

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart

We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights by Adam Winkler


National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction

A Lucky Man by Jamel Brinkley

Gun Love by Jennifer Clement

Florida by Lauren Groff

The Boatbuilder by Daniel Gumbiner

Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

There There by Tommy Orange

Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

2018 National Book Awards Longlist for Young People’s Literature

The National Book Foundation announced their longlist for young people’s literature. There are some obvious names on the list, like Tahereh Mafi, but a few others you may not have heard of yet.

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin

We’ll Fly Away by Bryan Bliss

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis

Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam by Elizabeth Partridge

What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper

I haven’t read any of these yet, although A Very Large Expanse of Sea and The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge are both on my reading list. Have you guys read any of these? What did you think?

2018 National Book Awards Translated Literature Longlist Released!

The National Book Foundation has released its longlist for translated literature. I hadn’t heard of any of these books before, but they all sound so great.