Elliot Ackerman for Dark at the Crossing
Daniel Alarcón for The King Is Always Above the People: Stories
Charmaine Craig for Miss Burma
Jennifer Egan for Manhattan Beach
Lisa Ko for The Leavers (See my review at https://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2017/05/review-of-leavers-by-lisa-ko-new-release.html.)
Min Jin Lee for Pachinko
Carmen Maria Machado for Her Body and Other Parties: Stories
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton for A Kind of Freedom
Jesmyn Ward for Sing, Unburied, Sing
Carol Zoref for Barren Island
The National Book Awards are a set of annual U.S. literary awards presented to American authors for books published in the United States during the award year. National Book Awards are currently given to one book (author) annually in each of four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people's literature.
For the nonfiction longlist, go to https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-national-book-awards-longlist-nonfiction-2017.
For the poetry longlist, see https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-national-book-awards-2017-longlist-poetry.
And the longlist for young people’s literature can be found at https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-national-book-awards-2017-longlist-young-peoples-literature.
National Book Awards finalists will be announced on October 4, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in New York on November 15.