2017 National Book Award Short List Announced!

October 4, 2017


The Short Lists of Finalists in the Running for 2017 National Book Awards, were announced today…


How many of these have you read?

Who would you pick as the winner in each category?
(We’ve marked our guess with *** )

[ Fiction ] [ NonFiction ]  [ Poetry ] [ Young People ]



Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

Erica Armstrong Dunbar


***The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America

Frances FitzGerald

Simon and Schuster

The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

Masha Gessen

Riverhead Books

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann


Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America

Nancy MacLean


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