NEW YORK | Tayari Jones and Tommy Orange among book award finalists

14Sep - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



NEW YORK — Tayari Jones‘ “An American Marriage” and Tommy Orange’s “There, There,” two of the year’s most talked-about novels, are on the fiction longlist for the National Book Awards.

Other books announced Friday by the National Book Foundation include Lauren Groff’s “Florida,” Brandon Hobson’s “Where the Dead Sit Talking” and Jennifer Clement’s “Gun Love.” The list features four debut works, including Orange’s book, and three short story collections, Groff’s among them.

Earlier this week, the book foundation released longlists of 10 in the categories of translation, poetry, young people’s literature and non-fiction.

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