And the Nominees Are...

The National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction Announced

The National Book Foundation announced Thursday the 2013 National Book Award longlist for fiction, and among the nominees are four National Book Award winners and finalists, a Pulitzer Prize winner and finalist, recipients of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship and a Guggenheim fellowship, and a debut novelist.

Publishers submitted a total of 408 books for the fiction prize. The entire longlist of 40 books in four categories is now available on The Daily Beast. The National Book Award finalists will be announced on October 16, and the winners will be named at a gala dinner and ceremony in New York on November 20.

The 2013 fiction longlist:

Pacific by Tom Drury

The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver

The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

Someone by Alice McDermott

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon

Tenth of December by George Saunders

Fools by Joan Silber