Here Is the 2016 National Book Award Fiction Longlist!
Colson Whitehead, Adam Haslett, Jacqueline Woodson, and more made the cut
The longlist for the prestigious National Book Award in fiction was just announced, and the ten novels are an eclectic and interesting mix. The favorite will likely be Colson Whitehead’s best-selling The Underground Railroad, an Oprah pick and perhaps the most talked about literary novel of the year. But alongside established authors like Whitehead and Adam Haslett, the longlist includes a debut novels by Garth Greenwell as well as several under-the-radar but excellent novels. (The longlist sadly does not include any small press or short story collections this year though.)
Here’s the full list. Congrats to all the authors!
- Chris Bachelder, The Throwback Special (read our interview with the author)
- Garth Greenwell, What Belongs to You (read our review and an interview with the author)
- Adam Haslett, Imagine Me Gone
- Paulette Jiles, News of the World
- Karan Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs (read an excerpt of the book, our review, and an interview with the author)
- Lydia Millet, Sweet Lamb of Heaven (read our interview with the author)
- Elizabeth McKenzie, The Portable Veblen (read our review)
- Brad Watson, Miss Jane (read our interview with the author)
- Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad (read our review and an interview with the author)
- Jacqueline Woodson, Another Brooklyn