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National Book Awards Finalists Announced

Guest Article by: 
Ishita
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The National Book Awards were established in 1950 to celebrate the best writing in America. Since 1989, they have been overseen by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture. Although other categories have been recognized in the past, the Awards currently honors the best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature published each year.

A panel of judges selects a Longlist of ten titles per category, which is then narrowed to five Finalists, and a Winner is announced at the Awards Ceremony in the fall. The finalists for the 2019 Awards were just announced and we've got them here at Interabang! The books can be purchased both in store, or through the links below!


2019 National Book Award Finalists for Fiction

Trust Exercise: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781250309884
Availability: Available to ship now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 9th, 2019

Sabrina & Corina: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525511298
Availability: Available to ship now
Published: One World - April 2nd, 2019

Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735220171
Availability: Available to ship now
Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

The Other Americans: A Novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781524747145
Availability: Available to ship now
Published: Pantheon - March 26th, 2019

 


2019 National Book Award Finalists for Nonfiction


The Yellow House: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802125088
Availability: Available to ship now
Published: Grove Press - August 13th, 2019

Thick: And Other Essays Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781620974360
Availability: Available to ship now
Published: New Press - January 8th, 2019

What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525560371
Availability: Available to ship now
Published: Penguin Press - March 19th, 2019

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594633157
Availability: Available to ship now
Published: Riverhead Books - January 22nd, 2019

 

 


2019 National Book Award Finalists for Poetry


The Tradition Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556594861
Availability: Available to ship now
Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 2nd, 2019

I: New and Selected Poems (Pitt Poetry Series) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780822945666
Availability: Available to ship now
Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - March 26th, 2019

Deaf Republic: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978310
Availability: Available to ship now
Published: Graywolf Press - March 5th, 2019

Be Recorder: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978488
Availability: Available to ship now
Published: Graywolf Press - August 6th, 2019

 

 


2019 National Book Award Finalists for Translated Literature


Death Is Hard Work: A Novel Cover Image
By Khaled Khalifa, Leri Price (Translated by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374135737
Availability: Available to ship now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 12th, 2019

Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780811226646
Availability: Available to ship now
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - September 24th, 2019

The Barefoot Woman Cover Image
By Scholastique Mukasonga, Jordan Stump (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781939810045
Availability: Available to ship now
Published: Archipelago - December 18th, 2018

The Memory Police: A Novel Cover Image
By Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder (Translated by)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781101870600
Availability: Available to ship now
Published: Pantheon - August 13th, 2019

 

 


2019 National Book Award Finalists for Young People's Literature 


Pet Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525647072
Availability: Available to ship now
Published: Make Me a World - September 10th, 2019

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481438285
Availability: Available to ship now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 8th, 2019

Patron Saints of Nothing Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525554912
Availability: Available to ship now
Published: Kokila - June 18th, 2019

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062317643
Availability: Available to ship now
Published: Balzer + Bray - October 1st, 2019