Books on race and politics lead the longlist for the National Book Award in nonfiction – Los Angeles Times
The 10 finalists for the National Book Award in nonfiction have been announced. They include four books directly addressing the history of race relations between blacks and whites in America; two that consider conservative forces in American culture; and one, by Naomi Klein, that advocates for progressive action during Donald Trumpâ€™s presidency.
Here is the complete list:
â€œNever Caught: The Washingtonsâ€™ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judgeâ€ by Erica Armstrong Dunbar Published by Atria / 37 INK / Simon & Schuster
â€œThe Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape Americaâ€ by Frances FitzGerald Published by Simon & Schuster
â€œLocking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black Americaâ€ by James Forman Jr. Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux / Macmillan Publishers
â€œThe Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russiaâ€ by Masha Gessen Published by Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House
â€œKillers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBIâ€ by David Grann Published by Doubleday / Penguin Random House
â€œNo Is Not Enough: Resisting Trumpâ€™s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Needâ€ by Naomi Klein Published by Haymarket Books
â€œDemocracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Rightâ€™s Stealth Plan for Americaâ€ by Nancy MacLean Published by Viking / Penguin Random House
â€œThe Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated Americaâ€ by Richard Rothstein Published by Liveright / W.W. Norton & Co.
â€œThe Blood of Emmett Tillâ€ by Timothy B. Tyson Published by Simon & Schuster
â€œBunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake Newsâ€ by Kevin Young Published by Graywolf Press
The announcement was the third in a series being made this week. Friday will bring the announcement of the longlist in fiction.
Finalists for all categories will be announced Oct. 4; the gala celebrating the winners takes place Nov. 15 in New York.
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