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
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
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