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National Book Awards Long List Announced

By Harriet Staff

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The new long list for the National Book Awards was announced this morning on the Daily Beast. A little about the list and the awards:

The National Book Awards is 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, September 16; nonfiction will be announced at 9 a.m. on September 18; and finally, fiction on September 19. The 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.

And now, for the list you’ve been waiting for:

Metaphysical Dog by Frank Bidart.

Bury My Clothes by Roger Bonair-Agard.

Stay, Illusion by Lucie Brock-Broido.

So Recently Rent a World, New and Selected Poems: 1968–2012 by Andrei Codrescu.

Seasonal Works With Letters on Fire by Brenda Hillman.

The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka.

American Amnesiac by Diane Raptosh.

Black Aperture by Matt Rasmussen.

Transfer of Qualities by Martha Ronk.

Incarnadine by Mary Szybist.

Check back for a shorter list, TK.

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Posted in Poetry News on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 by Harriet Staff.