The National Book Foundation announced Wednesday the 2013 National Book Awards longlist for nonfiction; nine of the 10 authors are receiving National Book Award recognition for the first time. They include historians, journalists, an arts critic, and a travel writer, and they have won the Bancroft Prize, the Lincoln Prize, the Beveridge Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.
The National Book Awards are running longlists for its four categories for the first in the prize’s history, and they are being announced exclusively on The Daily Beast this week. The longlist for young people’s literature was revealed at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, poetry on Tuesday Sept. 17, and fiction on Sept. 19.
The 2013 nonfiction longlist:
- Finding Florida: The True Story of the Sunshine State by T.D. Allman.
- Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami by Gretel Ehrlich.
- The Wolf and the Watchman: A Father, a Son, and the CIA by Scott C. Johnson.
- Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore.
- Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields by Wendy Lower.
- Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865 by James Oakes.
- The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer.
- The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 by Alan Taylor.
- Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout.
- Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright.