Here’s the longlist for the 2023 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

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September 14, 2023, 3:15pm

Today, the National Book Foundation announced the longlist for the 2023 National Book Award for Nonfiction. The ten titles on the longlist were selected from a pool of 638 books submitted for consideration by their publishers; this year’s judges for Nonfiction are Hanif Abdurraqib, Ada Ferrer (Chair), James Fugate, Sarah Schulman, and Sonia Shah.

The finalists in all categories will be announced on Tuesday, October 3, and the winners will be revealed at the National Book Awards Ceremony on November 15, 2023.

Here’s the 2023 Nonfiction longlist:

Ned Blackhawk, The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History
(Yale University Press)

Jonathan Eig, King: A Life
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, A Man of Two Faces: A Memoir, A History, A Memorial
(Grove Press / Grove Atlantic)

Prudence Peiffer, The Slip: The New York City Street That Changed American Art Forever
(Harper / HarperCollins Publishers)

Donovan X. Ramsey, When Crack Was King: A People’s History of a Misunderstood Era
(One World / Penguin Random House)

Cristina Rivera Garza, Liliana’s Invincible Summer: A Sister’s Search for Justice
(Hogarth / Penguin Random House)

Christina Sharpe, Ordinary Notes
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers)

Raja Shehadeh, We Could Have Been Friends, My Father and I: A Palestinian Memoir
(Other Press)

John Vaillant, Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotter World
(Knopf / Penguin Random House)

Kidada E. Williams, I Saw Death Coming: A History of Terror and Survival in the War Against Reconstruction
(Bloomsbury Publishing)

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