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

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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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