National Book Award fiction long list arrives early

The National Book Foundation’s plan to release the news of its fiction long list Thursday morning was foiled by news outlets that posted the list Wednesday afternoon. With the embargo broken, we bring you the list now; it includes a National Book Award winner, two National Book Award finalists, and a debut novelist who happens to be a popular musician.

The fiction long list:

Rabih Alameddine, “An Unnecessary Woman” (Grove Press/ Grove/Atlantic)

Molly Antopol, “The UnAmericans” (W. W. Norton & Company)


John Darnielle, “Wolf in White Van” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Anthony Doerr, “All the Light We Cannot See” (Scribner/ Simon & Schuster)

Phil Klay, “Redeployment” (The Penguin Press/ Penguin Group)

Emily St. John Mandel, “Station Eleven” (Alfred A. Knopf/ Random House)

Elizabeth McCracken, “Thunderstruck & Other Stories” (The Dial Press/ Random House)

Richard Powers, “Orfeo” (W.W. Norton & Company)

Marilynne Robinson, “Lila” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Jane Smiley, “Some Luck” (Alfred A. Knopf/ Random House)

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