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October 14, 2015

2015 National Book Awards Shortlists

2015 National Book Award Finalists

Finalists for the 2015 National Book Awards have been announced:


Adam Johnson, Fortune Smiles
Angela Flournoy, The Turner House
Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life
Karen E. Bender, Refund
Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies


Carla Power, If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran
Sally Mann, Hold Still
Sy Montgomery, The Soul of an Octopus
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
Tracy K. Smith, Ordinary Light


Ada Limón, Bright Dead Things
Robin Coste Lewis, Voyage of the Sable Venus
Ross Gay, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude
Terrance Hayes, How to Be Drawn
Patrick Phillips, Elegy for a Broken Machine

Young People's Literature:

Ali Benjamin, The Thing About Jellyfish
Laura Ruby, Bone Gap
Neal Shusterman, Challenger Deep
Noelle Stevenson, Nimona
Steve Sheinkin, Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

Previous winners of the awards.

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