Here Is the National Book Award Longlist in Nonfiction

The National Book Award longlists are being announced this week, and today the nonfiction list went up. It includes Ta-Nehisi Coates’s celebrated book on black life in America, Between the World and Me, and Sally Mann’s memoir in photographs, Hold Still. The judges were Diane Ackerman, Patricia Hill Collins, John D’Agata, Paul Holdengräber, and Adrienne Mayor.

  • Cynthia Barnett, Rain (Crown Publishing Group/Penguin Random House)
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me (Spiegel & Grau/Penguin Random House)
  • Martha Hodes, Mourning Lincoln (Yale University Press)
  • Sally Mann, Hold Still (Little, Brown/Hachette Book Group)
  • Sy Montgomery, The Soul of an Octopus (Atria/Simon & Schuster)
  • Susanna Moore, Paradise of the Pacific (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • Michael Paterniti, Love and Other Ways of Dying: Essays (The Dial Press/Penguin Random House)
  • Carla Power, If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran (Henry Holt and Company)
  • Tracy K. Smith, Ordinary Light (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • Michael White, Travels in Vermeer: A Memoir (Persea Books)

Congrats to all the finalists!

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