The National Book Awards longlists roll out Wednesday through Friday this week, with the finalists to be announced on October 10. Winners will be named on November 14.
First up is Young People’s Literature, which includes previous nominee Elizabeth Partridge, as well as M.T. Anderson, who won the prize in 2006 for The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing. Of the ten titles, four were published by HarperCollins, and three by Penguin Random House. The full list:
Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X (Harper Teen)
M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin, The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge (Candlewick Press)
Bryan Bliss, We’ll Fly Away (Greenwillow Books)
Leslie Connor, The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle (Katherine Tegen Books)
Christopher Paul Curtis, The Journey of Little Charlie (Scholastic Press)
Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Hey, Kiddo (Graphix)
Tahereh Mafi, A Very Large Expanse of Sea (Harper Teen)
Joy McCullough, Blood Water Paint (Dutton Children’s)
Elizabeth Partridge, Boots on the Ground (Viking Children’s)
Vesper Stamper, What the Night Sings (Knopf Children’s)
The longlist for the new Translated Literature award will be released later this afternoon.