2021 Nationwide Ebook Award Longlists : NPR

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Over the following few days, we’ll be discovering out which books made the longlists for this 12 months’s Nationwide Ebook Awards — starting Wednesday morning with Younger Folks’s Literature and ending up Friday with Fiction.

Test again with us all through the week as we put up every listing to see who’s within the operating and discover hyperlinks to our protection.

Finalists will probably be introduced October fifth, and we’re set to seek out out the winners November seventeenth throughout a reside ceremony at a New York Metropolis venue — a return to type after final 12 months’s pandemic-induced digital broadcast. However there will probably be digital parts, and for individuals who cannot make it to New York, the occasion will nonetheless be streaming reside.

Translated Literature
Younger Folks’s Literature


  • Hanif Abdurraqib, A Little Satan in America: Notes in Reward of Black Efficiency
  • Lucas Bessire, Operating Out: In Search of Water on the Excessive Plains
  • Grace M. Cho, Tastes Like Battle: A Memoir
  • Scott Ellsworth, The Floor Breaking: An American Metropolis and Its Seek for Justice
  • Nicole Eustace, Lined with Evening: A Story of Homicide and Indigenous Justice in Early America
  • Heather McGhee, The Sum of Us: What Racism Prices Everybody and How We Can Prosper Collectively
  • Louis Menand, The Free World: Artwork and Thought within the Chilly Battle
  • Tiya Miles, All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Household Memento
  • Clint Smith, How the Phrase Is Handed: A Reckoning with the Historical past of Slavery Throughout America


  • Threa Almontaser, The Wild Fox of Yemen
  • Baba Badji, Ghost Letters
  • Desiree C. Bailey, What Noise In opposition to the Cane
  • CM Burroughs, Grasp Struggling
  • Andrés Cerpa, The Vault
  • Martín Espada, Floaters
  • Forrest Gander, Twice Alive
  • Douglas Kearney, Sho
  • Hoa Nguyen, A Thousand Instances You Lose Your Treasure
  • Jackie Wang, The Sunflower Solid A Spell To Save Us From The Void

Translated Literature

  • Maryse Condé, Ready for the Waters to Rise, translated from the French by Richard Philcox
  • Elisa Shua Dusapin, Winter in Sokcho, translated from the French by Aneesa Abbas Higgins
  • Ge Fei, Peach Blossom Paradise, translated from the Chinese language by Canaan Morse
  • Nona Fernández, The Twilight Zone, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer
  • Bo-Younger Kim, On the Origin of Species and Different Tales, translated from the Korean by Joungmin Lee Consolation and Sora Kim-Russell
  • Benjamín Labatut, When We Stop to Perceive the World, translated from the Spanish by Adrian Nathan West
  • Elvira Navarro, Rabbit Island: Tales, translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney
  • Judith Schalansky, An Stock of Losses,translated from the German by Jackie Smith

Younger Folks’s Literature

  • Safia Elhillo, Residence Is Not a Nation
  • Shing Yin Khor, The Legend of Auntie Po
  • Darcie Little Badger, A Snake Falls to Earth
  • Malinda Lo, Final Evening on the Telegraph Membership
  • Kyle Lukoff, Too Shiny to See
  • Kekla Magoon, Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Get together’s Promise to the Folks
  • Amber McBride, Me (Moth)
  • Anna-Marie McLemore, The Mirror Season
  • Carole Boston Weatherford; illustrations by Floyd Cooper, Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Bloodbath
  • Paula Yoo, From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Motion

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