2020 National Book Award Finalists

Here are the finalists for the 2020 National Book Awards. Winners were announced on November 18th and are noted in purple below. 

 

FICTION

Leave the World Behind: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062667632
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Published: Ecco - October 6th, 2020

A Children's Bible: A Novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781324005032
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 12th, 2020

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781949199734
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Published: West Virginia University Press - September 1st, 2020

Shuggie Bain: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802148506
Availability: Backordered. There will likely be a delay in getting this book
Published: Grove Press - October 13th, 2020

Interior Chinatown: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307948472
Availability: Backordered. There will likely be a delay in getting this book
Published: Vintage - November 17th, 2020

 

This year's winner for fiction is Interior Chinatown.

NONFICTION


The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781631491665
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Published: Liveright - October 20th, 2020

This year's winner for nonfiction is The Dead are Arising


Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393609844
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 24th, 2020

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781947793286
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Published: Tin House Books - February 4th, 2020

The Undocumented Americans Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399592683
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Published: One World - March 24th, 2020

How to Make a Slave and Other Essays (21st Century Essays) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780814255995
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Published: Mad Creek Books - October 30th, 2020

POETRY


A Treatise on Stars Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780811229388
Availability: We can usually get this book in 3 to 5 days, except during a pandemic. We are doing our best
Published: New Directions - February 25th, 2020

Fantasia for the Man in Blue (Stahlecker Selections) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781945588495
Availability: We can usually get this book in 3 to 5 days, except during a pandemic. We are doing our best
Published: Four Way Books - March 2nd, 2020

DMZ Colony Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781940696959
Availability: Backordered. There will likely be a delay in getting this book
Published: Wave Books - April 7th, 2020

This year's winner for poetry is DMZ Colony


Borderland Apocrypha Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781632430762
Availability: We can usually get this book in 3 to 5 days, except during a pandemic. We are doing our best
Published: Omnidawn - April 15th, 2020

Postcolonial Love Poem: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450147
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 3rd, 2020

TRANSLATED LITERATURE


High as the Waters Rise Cover Image
By Anja Kampmann, Anne Posten (Translator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781948226523
Availability: We can usually get this book in 3 to 5 days, except during a pandemic. We are doing our best
Published: Catapult - September 15th, 2020

The Family Clause: A Novel Cover Image
By Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Alice Menzies (Translated by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374134327
Availability: We can usually get this book in 3 to 5 days, except during a pandemic. We are doing our best
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 25th, 2020

Tokyo Ueno Station: A Novel Cover Image
By Yu Miri
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593088029
Availability: Backordered. There will likely be a delay in getting this book
Published: Riverhead Books - June 23rd, 2020

This year's winner for translated literature is Tokyo Ueno Station


The Bitch Cover Image
By Pilar Quintana, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781642860597
Availability: We can usually get this book in 3 to 5 days, except during a pandemic. We are doing our best
Published: World Editions - August 4th, 2020

Minor Detail Cover Image
By Adania Shibli, Elisabeth Jaquette (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811229074
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Published: New Directions - May 26th, 2020

YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE


King and the Dragonflies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338129335
Availability: Backordered. There will likely be a delay in getting this book
Published: Scholastic Press - February 4th, 2020

This year's winner for young people's literature is King and the Dragonflies


We Are Not Free Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358131434
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

Every Body Looking Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525556206
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

When Stars Are Scattered Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

The Way Back Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984894625
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - November 17th, 2020