National Book Awards 2018: The Complete List of Finalists

Updated On 11 Oct, 2018 Published On

The finalists for the National Book Award 2018 are finally here. The selections were winnowed down from 1,637 books.

The National Book Foundation announced on Wednesday, October 10, the 25 books that remain on a run for the National Book Awards, now in its 69th year.

Here's the complete list of the National Book Award 2018 finalist, check it out.

Finalists for Fiction

Jamel Brinkley, A Lucky Man

Rebecca Makkai, The Great Believers

Lauren Groff, Florida

Brandon Hobson, Where the Dead Sit Talking

Sigrid Nunez, The Friend


Finalists for Nonfiction

Colin G. Calloway, The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation

Victoria Johnson, American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic

Jeffrey C. Stewart, The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke

Sarah Smarsh, Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth

Adam Winkler, We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights


Finalists for Young People’s Literature

Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X

M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin, The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge

Christopher Paul Curtis, The Journey of Little Charlie

Leslie Connor, The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Hey, Kiddo


Finalists for Poetry

Rae Armantrout, Wobble

Justin Phillip Reed, Indecency

Terrance Hayes, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin

Diana Khoi Nguyen, Ghost Of

Jenny Xie, Eye Level


Finalists for Translated Literature

Négar Djavadi, Disoriental. Translated by Tina Kover

Yoko Tawada, The Emissary. Translated by Margaret Mitsutani

Hanne Ørstavik, Love. Translated by Martin Aitken

Domenico Starnone, Trick. Translated by Jhumpa Lahiri

Olga Tokarczuk, Flights. Translated by Jennifer Croft


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