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These Are The Finalists For The 2018 National Book Awards

The National Book Foundation has announced its 25 finalists in five categories — fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature, and young people's literature.

Posted on October 10, 2018, at 10:37 a.m. ET

FICTION

Jamel Brinkley, A Lucky Man

Graywolf Press

Get it from Amazon for $15.60, Barnes and Noble for $23.40, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

Lauren Groff, Florida

Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

Get it from Amazon for $17.70, Barnes and Noble for $21.60, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

Brandon Hobson, Where the Dead Sit Talking

Soho Press, Brandon Hobson

Get it from Amazon for $17, Barnes and Noble for $22.50, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

Rebecca Makkai, The Great Believers

Viking Books / Penguin Random House, Susan Aurinko

Get it from Amazon for $16.67, Barnes and Noble for $21.60, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

Sigrid Nunez, The Friend

Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House, Marion Ettinger

Get it from Amazon for $16.99, Barnes and Noble for $22.50, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

NONFICTION

Oxford University Press, Colin G Calloway

Get it from Amazon for $24.90, Barnes and Noble for $31.46, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

Liveright / W. W. Norton & Company, Yanka Kostova

Get it from Amazon for $24.17, Barnes and Noble for $26.96, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

Scribner / Simon & Schuster

Get it from Amazon for $17.10, Barnes and Noble for $20.80, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

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

Oxford University Press

Get it from Amazon for $24.56, Barnes and Noble for $35.96, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

Liveright / W. W. Norton & Company

Get it from Amazon for $19.68, Barnes and Noble for $26.06, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

POETRY

Rae Armantrout, Wobble

Wesleyan University Press

Get it from Amazon or Barnes and Noble for $24.95, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

Terrance Hayes, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin

Penguin Books / Penguin Random House, Becky Thurner Braddock

Get it from Amazon for $12.19, Barnes and Noble for $16.20, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

Diana Khoi Nguyen, Ghost Of

Omnidawn Publishing, Diana Khoi Nguyen

Get it from Amazon for $17.95, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

Justin Phillip Reed, Indecency

Coffee House Press, Nicholas A. C. Nichols.

Get it from Amazon for $11.56, Barnes and Noble for $16.95, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

Jenny Xie, Eye Level

Graywolf Press

Get it from Amazon for $14.40, Barnes and Noble for $14.83, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

TRANSLATED LITERATURE

Négar Djavadi, Disoriental

Europa Editions, By PageBlanche [CC BY-SA 4.0 (creativecommons.org], from Wikimedia Commons

Translated by Tina Kover (from the French)

Get it from Amazon for $12.23, Barnes and Noble for $16.20, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

Hanne Ørstavik, Love

Archipelago Books, Linda B. Engelberth

Translated by Martin Aitken (from the Norwegian)

Get it from Amazon for $11.55, Barnes and Noble for $15.30, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

Domenico Starnone, Trick

Europa Editions, Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty Images

Translated by Jhumpa Lahiri (from the Italian)

Get it from Amazon for $14.40, Barnes and Noble for $14.83, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

Yoko Tawada, The Emissary

New Directions, By G.Garitan [GFDL (gnu.org or CC BY-SA 4.0 (creativecommons.org], from Wikimedia Commons

Translated by Margaret Mitsutani (from the Japanese)

Get it from Amazon for $13.46, Barnes and Noble for $13.86, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

Olga Tokarczuk, Flights

Riverhead, Martin J. Kraft [CC BY-SA 3.0 (creativecommons.org], from Wikimedia Commons

Translated by Jennifer Croft (from the Polish)

Get it from Amazon for $16.68, Barnes and Noble for $20.80, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

Young People’s Literature

Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X

HarperTeen, Elizabeth Acevedo

Get it from Amazon for $13.49, Barnes and Noble for $16.19, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

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

Candlewick, Sonya Sones, Roxyanne Young

Get it from Amazon for $16.50, Barnes and Noble for $22.49, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

Leslie Connor, The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

Katherine Tegen Books, Leslie Connor

Get it from Amazon for $10.93, Barnes and Noble for $15.29, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

Christopher Paul Curtis, The Journey of Little Charlie

Scholastic, Christopher Paul Curtis

Get it from Amazon for $11.89, Barnes and Noble for $15.29, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Hey, Kiddo

Graphix, © Jarrett J Krosoczka

Get it from Amazon for $10.88, Barnes and Noble for $13.49, IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

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