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Bill Clegg, Lauren Groff, Hanya Yanagihara make National Book Awards fiction longlist

The National Book Awards fiction longlist was announced Thursday morning on The New Yorker’s website, and it includes both a Pulitzer Prize-winner (Adam Johnson, with Fortune Smiles), a pair of debut novelists (literary agent-turned memoirist-turned novelist Bill Clegg, with Did You Ever Have a Family?, and Angela Flournoy with The Turner House), and three short story collections (Karen E. Bender’s Refund, Johnson’s Fortune Smiles, and Edith Pearlman’s Honeydew). Other much buzzed-about, highly praised novels like Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life and Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies are also included on the list.

The full National Book Awards fiction longlist is available below:

Jesse Ball, “A Cure for Suicide”
Pantheon Books/Penguin Random House

Bill Clegg, “Did You Ever Have a Family”
Scout Press/Simon & Schuster

Karen E. Bender, “Refund”
Soft Skull/Counterpoint Press

Angela Flournoy, “The Turner House”
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Lauren Groff, “Fates and Furies”
Riverhead Books/Penguin Random House

Adam Johnson, “Fortune Smiles”
Random House/Penguin Random House

T. Geronimo Johnson, “Welcome to Braggsville”
William Morrow/HarperCollins

Edith Pearlman, “Honeydew”
Little, Brown/Hachette Book Group

Hanya Yanagihara, “A Little Life”
Doubleday/Penguin Random House

Nell Zink, “Mislaid”
The Ecco Press/HarperCollins

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