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See which authors were named finalists for the National Book Awards

See which authors were named finalists for the National Book Awards
Viet Thanh Nguyen's "Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War" is a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction. (Patrick T. Fallon)

The literary race is on. The longlists for the National Book Awards have been whittled down to five titles in each of four categories. In those categories — fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature — you'll find a debut and a lifetime poetry collection, an Oprah pick and an academic history, a history for kids told in graphic novel form and much more. The prizes are to be awarded at a gala celebration in New York on Nov. 16. The complete list is below.

2016 National Book Award finalists, fiction:

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Chris Bachelder, "The Throwback Special" (W.W. Norton & Co.)

Paulette Jiles, "News of the World" (William Morrow)

Karan Mahajan, "The Association of Small Bombs" (Viking)

Colson Whitehead, "The Underground Railroad" (Doubleday)

Jacqueline Woodson, "Another Brooklyn" (Amistad)

2016 National Book Award finalists, nonfiction:

Arlie Russell Hochschild, "Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right" (The New Press)

Ibram X. Kendi, "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" (Nation Books)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, “Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War” (Harvard University Press)

Andrés Reséndez, "The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Heather Ann Thompson, "Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy" (Pantheon)

2016 National Book Award finalists, poetry:

Daniel Borzutzky, "The Performance of Becoming Human" (Brooklyn Arts Press)

Rita Dove, "Collected Poems 1974 – 2004" (W. W. Norton & Co.)

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Peter Gizzi, "Archeophonics" (Wesleyan University Press)

Jay Hopler, "The Abridged History of Rainfall" (McSweeney's)

Solmaz Sharif, "Look" (Graywolf Press)

2016 National Book Award finalists, young people's literature:

Kate DiCamillo, "Raymie Nightingale" (Candlewick Press)

John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell (artist) "March: Book Three" (Top Shelf)

Grace Lin, "When the Sea Turned to Silver" (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Jason Reynolds, "Ghost" (Atheneum Books for Young Readers / Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)

Nicola Yoon, "The Sun Is Also a Star" (Delacorte Press / Penguin Random House)

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