10 books on fiction long list for 2017 National Book Awards

The National Book Foundation has announced the long list of 10 books for the 2017 National Book Award for fiction. Finalists will be revealed on Oct. 4.

The nominees:

Elliot Ackerman, Dark at the Crossing (Knopf)

Daniel Alarcón, The King Is Always Above the People: Stories (Riverhead)

Charmaine Craig, Miss Burma (Grove Press)

Jennifer Egan, Manhattan Beach (Scribner)

Lisa Ko, The Leavers (Algonquin)

Min Jin Lee, Pachinko (Grand Central)

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Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties: Stories (Graywolf)

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, A Kind of Freedom (Counterpoint)

Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing (Scribner)

Carol Zoref, Barren Island (New Issues Poetry & Prose)

The National Book Award winners will be announced at a ceremony in New York on Nov. 15.

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