The 2017 National Book Award Finalists!

Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization.  Awards are given for young people's literature, poetry, nonfiction, and fiction.  

 

The finalists and longlisted titles for all four categories are below.  The winners will be announced on November 15th.

Dark at the Crossing Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781101947371
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - January 24th, 2017

Finalist-- Fiction


The Leavers Cover Image
By Lisa Ko
$25.95
ISBN: 9781616206888
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 2nd, 2017

Finalist-- Fiction


Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781455563937
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 7th, 2017

Finalist-- Fiction


Her Body and Other Parties: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977887
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 3rd, 2017

Finalist-- Fiction


Sing, Unburied, Sing Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501126062
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Published: Scribner Book Company - September 5th, 2017

Finalist-- Fiction


The King Is Always Above the People: Stories Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594631726
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 31st, 2017

Longlisted Fiction


Miss Burma Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802126450
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Published: Grove Press - May 2nd, 2017

Longlisted Fiction


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Manhattan Beach Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476716732
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Published: Scribner Book Company - October 3rd, 2017

Longlisted Fiction


A Kind of Freedom Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781619029224
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 15th, 2017

Longlisted Fiction


Barren Island Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781936970445
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Published: New Issues Poetry & Prose - February 7th, 2017

Longlisted Fiction


Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501126390
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Published: Atria Books - February 7th, 2017

Finalist-- Nonfiction


The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781439131336
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 4th, 2017

Finalist-- Nonfiction


The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594634536
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 3rd, 2017

Finalist-- Nonfiction


Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385534246
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Published: Doubleday Books - April 18th, 2017

Finalist-- Nonfiction


Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101980965
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Published: Viking - June 13th, 2017

Finalist-- Nonfiction


Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374189976
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 18th, 2017

Longlisted Nonfiction


No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781608468904
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Published: Haymarket Books - June 13th, 2017

Longlisted Nonfiction


The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781631492853
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - May 2nd, 2017

Longlisted Nonfiction


The Blood of Emmett Till Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781476714844
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 31st, 2017

Longlisted Nonfiction


Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781555977917
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 14th, 2017

Longlisted Nonfiction


Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780374125950
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 15th, 2017

Finalist-- Poetry


The Book of Endings Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781629220635
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Published: University of Akron Press - February 6th, 2017

Finalist-- Poetry


Whereas: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977672
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 7th, 2017

Finalist-- Poetry


In the Language of My Captor Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780819577115
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Published: Wesleyan - February 7th, 2017

Finalist-- Poetry


Don't Call Us Dead: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977856
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 5th, 2017

Finalist-- Poetry


When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities Cover Image
By Chen Chen, Jericho Brown (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781942683339
Availability: Backordered
Published: BOA Editions - April 11th, 2017

Longlisted Poetry


Magdalene: Poems Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393285307
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 28th, 2017

Longlisted Poetry


Where Now: New and Selected Poems Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781556595127
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - July 4th, 2017

Longlisted Poetry


Square Inch Hours: Poems Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393254983
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 11th, 2017

Longlisted Poetry


Afterland: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977702
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Published: Graywolf Press - April 4th, 2017

Longlisted Poetry


What Girls Are Made of Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781512410242
Availability: Backordered
Published: Carolrhoda Books - April 1st, 2017

Finalist-- Young People's Literature


Far from the Tree Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062330628
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Published: Harper Teen - October 3rd, 2017

Finalist-- Young People's Literature


I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524700485
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2017

Finalist-- Young People's Literature


Clayton Byrd Goes Underground Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062215918
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Published: Amistad Press - May 9th, 2017

Finalist-- Young People's Literature


American Street Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062473042
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 14th, 2017

Longlisted Young People's Literature


All the Wind in the World Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616206666
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 10th, 2017

Longlisted Young People's Literature


You Bring the Distant Near Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374304904
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - September 12th, 2017

Longlisted Young People's Literature


Long Way Down Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481438254
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Published: Atheneum Books - October 24th, 2017

Longlisted Young People's Literature


Orphan Island Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062443410
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Published: Walden Pond Press - May 30th, 2017

Longlisted Young People's Literature


The Hate U Give Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 28th, 2017

Longlisted Young People's Literature