Awards: Man Booker Shortlist; NBA Young People's Literature Longlist

The shortlist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, the third year that the prestigious award has been open to writers in the U.S., is:

Paul Beatty (U.S.) for The Sellout (published in the U.S. by FSG in hardcover, Picador in paper)
Deborah Levy (U.K.) for Hot Milk (Bloomsbury USA)
Graeme Macrae Burnet (U.K.) for His Bloody Project (Skyhorse)
Ottessa Moshfegh (U.S.) for Eileen (Penguin)
David Szalay (Canada-U.K.) for All That Man Is (Graywolf Press)
Madeleine Thien (Canada) for Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Norton)

The winner, who receives £50,000 (about $66,365), will be announced October 25. For judges' commentaries on the nominees (via Foyles), click here.


The National Book Foundation is unveiling longlists for the National Book Award this week, beginning yesterday with the Young People's Literature category. Finalists will be announced on October 13, and winners named November 16. This year's longlisted titles are:

Booked by Kwame Alexander (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick)
March: Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell (Top Shelf)
When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore (Thomas Dunne)
Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina (Candlewick)
Pax by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen (Balzer & Bray)
Ghost by Jason Reynolds (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story by Caren Stelson (Carolrhoda Books/Lerner Publishing Group)
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (Delacorte Press)

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