Our 14 Longlisted NBA Semi-Finalists

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Congratulations to our Penguin Random House authors and their publishing teams who have been chosen by the respective five category judges as “longlisted” semi-finalists–including five of the ten Fiction titles–for the 2018 National Book Awards.


Wednesday, October 10: The “shortlist” of five finalists per category will be announced.

Wednesday, November 15: The five winners will be revealed at the annual National Book Awards dinner.


GUN LOVE by Jennifer Clement (Hogarth/Crown Publishing Group, Random House Audio)

FLORIDA by Lauren Groff (Riverhead Book, Penguin Audio)

THE GREAT BELIEVERS by Rebecca Makkai (Viking Books, Penguin Audio)

THE FRIEND by Sigrid Nunez (Riverhead Books, Penguin Audio)

THERE THERE by Tommy Orange, (Alfred A. Knopf, Random House Audio)


Also longlisted: Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson (published by PRHPS client Soho Press)



DIRECTORATE S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Steve Coll (Penguin Press, Penguin Audio)

BROTHERS OF THE GUN: A Memoir of the Syrian War by Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple (One World/Random House, Random House Audio)




MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS by J. Michael Martinez (Penguin Books)



Translated Literature:

FLIGHTS by Olga Tokarczuk, Translated by Jennifer Croft (Riverhead Books, Penguin Audio)

AETHERIAL WORLDS by Tatyana Tolstaya, Translated by Anya Migdal (Alfred A. Knopf, Random House Audio)



Young People’s Literature:

BLOOD WATER PAINT by Joy McCullough (Dutton Children’s Books/Penguin Young Readers, Listening Library Audio)

BOOTS ON THE GROUND: America’s War in Vietnam by Elizabeth Partridge (Viking Children’s Books/Penguin Young Readers, Listening Library)

WHAT THE NIGHT SINGS by Vesper Stamper (Knopf Books for Young Readers/Random House Children’s Books, Listening Library Audio)

Also, longlisted is THE ASSASSINATION OF BRANGWAIN SPURGE by M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin, published by Penguin Random House Publisher Services client Candlewick Press.

Click here to see a complete list of the 2018 NBA semi-finalists.

Posted: September 14, 2018