2016 National Book Awards Finalists

Below is the full list of finalists in each category. The winners will be announced at the National Book Awards ceremony on November 16th.

Finalists for Fiction:

Chris Bachelder, The Throwback Special

Paulette Jiles, News of the World

Karan Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs

Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad

Jacqueline Woodson, Another Brooklyn

Finalists for Nonfiction:

Arlie Russell Hochschild, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Andrés Reséndez, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

Heather Ann Thompson, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

Finalists for Poetry:

Daniel Borzutzky, The Performance of Becoming Human

Rita Dove, Collected Poems 1974–2004

Peter Gizzi, Archeophonics

Jay Hopler, The Abridged History of Rainfall

Solmaz Sharif, Look

Finalists for Young People’s Literature:

Kate DiCamillo, Raymie Nightingale

John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, March: Book Three

Grace Lin, When the Sea Turned to Silver

Jason Reynolds, Ghost

Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star

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