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National Book Award 2015 fiction longlist announced

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The National Book Foundation concluded the longlist announcements for its 2015 prizes with the Thursday release of the 10 books in the running for the National Book Award in fiction.

The list includes Pulitzer Prize-winner Adam Johnson, National Book Critics Circle Award-winner Edith Pearlman and two debut novelists: Bill Clegg and Angela Flournoy.

The shortlist for the awards is to be announced Oct. 17 and the winners announced at a gala in New York on Nov. 18.

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The fiction longlist:

Jesse Ball, “A Cure for Suicide” (Pantheon Books/Penguin Random House)

Bill Clegg, “Did You Ever Have a Family” (Scout Press/Simon & Schuster)

Karen E. Bender, “Refund” (Soft Skull/Counterpoint Press)

Angela Flournoy, “The Turner House” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Lauren Groff, “Fates and Furies” (Riverhead Books/Penguin Random House)

Adam Johnson, “Fortune Smiles” (Random House/Penguin Random House)

T. Geronimo Johnson, “Welcome to Braggsville” (William Morrow/HarperCollins)

Edith Pearlman, “Honeydew” (Little, Brown/Hachette Book Group)

Hanya Yanagihara, “A Little Life” (Doubleday/Penguin Random House)

Nell Zink, “Mislaid” (The Ecco Press/HarperCollins)

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