National Book Award

2017 Longlist

  • Dark at the Crossing by Elliot Ackerman
  • The King Is Always Above the People by Daniel Alarcon
  • Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig
  • Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
  • The Leavers by Lisa Ko
  • Pachinko Min Jin Lee
  • Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
  • A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
  • Barren Island by Carol Zoref

2016 Winner
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
2016 Finalists
  • The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder
  • News of the World by Paulette Giles
  • The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
  • Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson (4.5 stars)
2016 Longlist
  • What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell (3.5 stars)
  • Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
  • The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie
  • Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet
  • Miss Jane by Brad Watson
2016 5 Under 35
  • The Mothers by Brit Bennett
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • Prodigals by Greg Jackson
  • Transoceanic Lights by S. Li
  • Hall of Small Mammals by Thomas Pierce
2015 winner
  • Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
2015 Finalists
2015 Longlist
  • A Cure for Suicide by Jesse Ball
  • Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg (4.5 stars)
  • Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson
  • Honeydew by Edith Pearlman
  • Mislaid by Nell Zink (4 stars)
2015 5 Under 35
  • Young Skins by Colin Barrett
  • The Turner House by Angela Flournoy (4 stars)
  • Call Me Home by Megan Kruse
  • The Hopeful by Tracy O'Neill (4.5 stars)
  • Fra Keeler by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
2014 Winner
2014 Finalists
2014 Longlist
  • The UnAmericans by Molly Antopol (4 stars)
  • Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
  • Thunderstruck and Other Stories by Elizabeth McCracken
  • Orfeo by Richard Powers
  • Some Luck by Jane Smiley (4.25 stars)
2014 5 Under 35
  • Panic in a Suitcase by Yelena Akhitorskaya
  • From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant by Alex Gilvarry
  • Redeployment by Phil Klay (4 stars)
  • Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli
  • Night at the Fiestas by Kirstin Valdez Quade
2013 Winner
  • The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
2013 Finalists
  • The Flame Throwers by Rachel Kushner
  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon
  • Tenth of December by George Saunders
2013 Longlist
  • Pacific by Tom Drury
  • The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver (5 stars)
  • A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
  • Someone by Alice McDermott
  • Fools by Joan Silber
2013 5 Under 35
2012 Fiction Winner
  • The Round House by Louise Erdrich
2012 Fiction Finalists
2012 5 Under 35
  • A Partial History of Lost Causes by Jennifer duBois
  • The Book of Life by Stuart Nadler
  • Vaclev & Lena by Haley Tanner
  • We the Animals by Justin Torres
  • Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins
2011 Fiction Winner
2011 Fiction Finalists
2011 5 Under 35
  • The People of Forever Are Not Afraid by Shani Boianjiu
  • Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans
  • The Walking People by Mary Beth Keane
  • Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories by Melinda Moustakis
  • Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
2010 Fiction Winner
2010 Fiction Finalists 
  • Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
  • Great House by Nicole Krauss (4 stars)
  • So Much for That by Lionel Shriver (5 stars)
  • I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita
2010 5 Under 35
2009 Fiction Winner
  • Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
2009 Fiction Finalists
  • American Salvage by Bonnie Jo Campbell
  • In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin (3.5 stars)
  • Lark & Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips
  • Far North by Marcel Theroux