The 10 finalists for the National Book Award in nonfiction have been announced. They include four books directly addressing the history of race relations between blacks and whites in America; two that consider conservative forces in American culture; and one, by Naomi Klein, that advocates for progressive action during Donald Trump’s presidency.
Here is the complete list:
“Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge” by Erica Armstrong Dunbar Published by Atria / 37 INK / Simon & Schuster
“The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America” by Frances FitzGerald Published by Simon & Schuster
“Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America” by James Forman Jr. Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux / Macmillan Publishers
“The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia” by Masha Gessen Published by Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House
“Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann Published by Doubleday / Penguin Random House
“No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need” by Naomi Klein Published by Haymarket Books
“Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America” by Nancy MacLean Published by Viking / Penguin Random House
“The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America” by Richard Rothstein Published by Liveright / W.W. Norton & Co.
“The Blood of Emmett Till” by Timothy B. Tyson Published by Simon & Schuster
“Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News” by Kevin Young Published by Graywolf Press
The announcement was the third in a series being made this week. Friday will bring the announcement of the longlist in fiction.
Finalists for all categories will be announced Oct. 4; the gala celebrating the winners takes place Nov. 15 in New York.