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National Book Award 2016 longlists announced

In the US, the longlists for the 2016 National Book Awards have been announced in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature. Longlisted for fiction are: The Throwback Special (Chris Bachelder, Norton), What Belongs to You (Garth Greenwell, Picador), Imagine Me Gone (Adam Haslett, Hamish Hamilton), News of the World (Paulette Jiles, HarperCollins), The Association of Small Bombs (Karan Mahajan, Random House), The Portable Veblen (Elizabeth McKenzie, Fourth Estate), Sweet Lamb of Heaven (Lydia Millet, Norton), Miss Jane (Brad Watson, Picador), The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead, Orbit) and Another Brooklyn (Jacqueline Woodson, Amistad). Longlists in the other three categories are available here. This year’s longlists were announced in conjunction with the New Yorker over four consecutive days. The award, which is open to books written by a US citizen, includes a cash prize of US$10,000 (A$13,329) for the winner in each category and US$1000 (A$1333) for each finalist. The finalists will be announced on 13 October and the winners on 16 November.


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