National Book Award Announces 2013 Fiction Longlist

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For the first time in the 63 year history of the National Book Awards, the National Book Foundation has the released longlists for each of it’s four categories (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and young people’s literature). The fiction longlist was announced this morning, and includes a range of established and debut writers.

  • Pacific by Tom Drury
  • The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver
  • The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
  • The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
  • Someone by Alice McDermott
  • Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon
  • Tenth of December by George Saunders
  • Fools by Joan Silber

Finalists will be announced on October 16, and winners will be announced on October 20.

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