National Book Award Long List


Key:OwnedReadAvailable
YearYoung People's LiteraturePoetryNonfictionFictionTranslation
2013
The Real Boy
Anne Ursu
Walden Pond Press/HarperCollinsPublishers
Two Boys Kissing
David Levithan
Alfred A. Knopf/Random House
The Summer Prince
Alaya Dawn Johnson
Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic
A Tangle of Knots
Lisa Graff
Philomel/Penguin Group USA
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo
Candlewick Press
Bury My Clothes
Roger Bonair-Agard
Haymarket Books
So Recently Rent a World, New and Selected Poems: 1968-2012
Andrei Codrescu
Coffee House Press
Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire
Brenda Hillman
Wesleyan University Press
American Amnesiac
Diane Raptosh
Etruscan Press
Transfer of Qualities
Martha Ronk
Omnidawn Publishing
Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami
Gretel Ehrlich
Pantheon Books/Random House
The Wolf and the Watchman: A Father, a Son and the CIA
Scott C. Johnson
W.W. Norton & Company
Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865
James Oakes
W.W. Norton & Company
Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington
Terry Teachout
Gotham Books/Penguin Books USA
Finding Florida: The True Story of the Sunshine State
T.D. Allman
Atlantic Monthly Press
Pacific
Tom Drury
Grove Press
The End of the Point
Elizabeth Graver
Harper/HarperCollinsPublishers
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
Anthony Marra
Hogarth/Random House
Someone
Alice McDermott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Fools
Joan Silber
W.W. Norton & Company
2014
The Impossible Knife of Memory
Laurie Halse Anderson
Viking/ Penguin Group USA
Girls Like Us
Gail Giles
Candlewick Press
Skink-No Surrender
Carl Hiaasen
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers/ Random House
Greenglass House
Kate Milford
Clarion Books/ Houghton Court Mifflin
100 Sideways Miles
Andrew Smith
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster
Collected Poems
Mark Strand
Alfred A. Knopf/ Random House
The Road to Emmaus
Spencer Reece
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Gabriel: A Poem
Edward Hirsch
Alfred A. Knopf/ Random House
A Several World
Brian Blanchfield
Nightboat Books
Roget's Illusion
Linda Bierds
G.P. Putnam's Sons/ Penguin Group (USA)
Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic
Matthew Stewart
W.W. Norton & Company
When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944
Ronald C. Rosbottom
Little, Brown and Company/ Hachette Book Group
The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
Walter Isaacson
Simon & Schuster
The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941 - 1942
Nigel Hamilton
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic
John Demos
Alfred A. Knopf/ Random House
Orfeo
Richard Powers
Atlantic Books
Some Luck
Jane Smiley
Alfred A. Knopf/ Random House
Thunderstruck & Other Stories
Elizabeth McCracken
The Dial Press/ Random House
Wolf in White Van
John Darnielle
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The UnAmericans
Molly Antopol
W. W. Norton & Company
2015
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Becky Albertalli
Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Children's Books
Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
M.T. Anderson
Candlewick Press
Walk on Earth a Stranger
Rae Carson
Greenwillow/HarperCollins Children's Books
This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs
Gary Paulsen
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
X: A Novel
Ilyasah Shabazz, with Kekla Magoon
Candlewick Press
Scattered at Sea
Amy Gerstler
Penguin/Penguin Random House
A Stranger's Mirror
Marilyn Hacker
W. W. Norton & Company
The Beauty
Jane Hirshfield
Alfred A. Knopf
Heaven
Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Mistaking Each Other for Ghosts
Lawrence Raab
Tupelo Press
Rain
Cynthia Barnett
Crown Publishing Group/Penguin Random House
Mourning Lincoln
Martha Hodes
Yale University Press
Paradise of the Pacific
Susanna Moore
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Love and Other Ways of Dying: Essays
Michael Paterniti
The Dial Press/Penguin Random House
Michael White
Travels in Vermeer: A Memoir
Persea Books
Did You Ever Have a Family
Bill Clegg
Jonathan Cape
A Cure for Suicide
Jesse Ball
Pantheon Books
Mislaid
Nell Zink
Ecco/HarperCollins
Honeydew
Edith Pearlman
Little, Brown/Hachette Book Group
Welcome to Braggsville
T. Geronimo Johnson
William Morrow/HarperCollins
2016
Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story
Caren Stelson
Carolrhoda Books/Lerner Publishing Group
Pax
Sara Pennypacker & Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins
Burn Baby Burn
Meg Medina
Candlewick Press
When the Moon Was Ours
Anna-Marie McLemore
Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press
Booked
Kwame Alexander
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Blue Laws
Kevin Young
Alfred A. Knopf
Blackacre
Monica Youn
Graywolf Press
World of Made and Unmade
Jane Mead
Alice James Books
Bestiary
Donika Kelly
Graywolf Press
The Selected Poems of Donald Hall
Donald Hall
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition
Manisha Sinha
Yale University Press
Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
Cathy O’Neil
Crown Publishing Group/Penguin Random House
Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck
Adam Cohen
Penguin Press/Penguin Random House
The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice
Patricia Bell-Scott
Alfred A. Knopf /Penguin Random House)
America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History
Andrew J. Bacevich
Random House/Penguin Random House
Miss Jane
Brad Watson
W. W. Norton & Company
Sweet Lamb of Heaven
Lydia Millet
W. W. Norton & Company
The Portable Veblen
Elizabeth McKenzie
Penguin Press/Penguin Random House
Imagine Me Gone
Adam Haslett
Little, Brown and Company/Hachette Book Group
What Belongs to You
Garth Greenwell
Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan
2017
All the Wind in the World
Samantha Mabry
Algonquin Young Readers / Workman Publishing Company
You Bring the Distant Near
Mitali Perkins
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers / Macmillan Publishers
Long Way Down
Jason Reynolds
Atheneum / Caitlyn Dlouhy Books / Simon & Schuster
Orphan Island
Laurel Snyder
Walden Pond Press / HarperCollinsPublishers
The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas
Balzer + Bray / HarperCollinsPublishers
Afterland
Mai Der Vang
Graywolf Press
Square Inch Hours
Sherod Santos
W. W. Norton & Company
Where Now: New and Selected Poems
Laura Kasischke
Copper Canyon Press
Magdalene: Poems
Marie Howe
W. W. Norton & Company
When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities
Chen Chen
BOA Editions, Ltd.
Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News
Kevin Young
Graywolf Press
The Blood of Emmett Till
Timothy B. Tyson
Simon & Schuster
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
Richard Rothstein
Liveright / W. W. Norton & Company
No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need
Naomi Klein
Haymarket Books
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
James Forman, Jr.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux / Macmillan Publishers
Barren Island
Carol Zoref
New Issues Poetry & Prose
A Kind of Freedom
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Counterpoint Press
Manhattan Beach
Jennifer Egan
Scribner / Simon & Schuster
Miss Burma
Charmaine Craig
Grove Press / Grove Atlantic
The King Is Always Above the People: Stories
Daniel Alarcón
Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House
2018
We’ll Fly Away
Bryan Bliss
Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins Publishers
A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Tahereh Mafi
HarperTeen / HarperCollins Publishers
Blood Water Paint
Joy McCullough
Dutton Children’s Books / Penguin Random House
Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam
Elizabeth Partridge
Viking Children’s Books / Penguin Random House
What the Night Sings
Vesper Stamper
Knopf Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House
feeld
Jos Charles
Milkweed Editions
Be With
Forrest Gander
New Directions
Museum of the Americas
J. Michael Martinez
Penguin Books / Penguin Random House
lo terciario / the tertiary
Raquel Salas Rivera
Timeless, Infinite Light
Monument: Poems New and Selected
Natasha Trethewey
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy
Carol Anderson
Bloomsbury Publishing
Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Steve Coll
Penguin Press / Penguin Random House
Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War
Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple
One World / Penguin Random House
The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life
David Quammen
Simon & Schuster
Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays)
Rebecca Solnit
Haymarket Books
Gun Love
Jennifer Clement
Hogarth / Penguin Random House
The Boatbuilder
Daniel Gumbiner
McSweeney’s
An American Marriage
Tayari Jones
Algonquin Books / Workman Publishing
There There
Tommy Orange
Alfred A. Knopf / Penguin Random House
Heads of the Colored People
Nafissa Thompson-Spires
Atria Books / 37 INK / Simon & Schuster
Comemadre
Roque Larraquy (Translated by Heather Cleary)
Coffee House Press
The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq
Dunya Mikhail (Translated by Max Weiss and Dunya Mikhail)
New Directions Publishing
One Part Woman
Perumal Murugan (Translated by Aniruddhan Vasudevan)
Black Cat / Grove Atlantic
Wait, Blink: A Perfect Picture of Inner Life
Gunnhild Øyehaug (Translated by Kari Dickson)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers
Aetherial Worlds
Tatyana Tolstaya (Translated by Anya Migdal)
Alfred A. Knopf / Penguin Random House