2017 National Book Award Short List Announced!

October 4, 2017 — Leave a comment

 

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 ]

 

Poetry:

Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016

Frank Bidart

FSG Books
 
 
 
 

The Book of Endings

Leslie Harrison

U of Akron Press
 
 
 
 

WHEREAS: Poems

Layli Long Soldier

Graywolf
 
 
 
 

In the Language of My Captor

Shane McCrae

Wesleyan
 
 
 
 

***Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems

Danez Smith

Graywolf
 
 
 
 

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