Awards NBA Poetry Longlist; McIlvanney Winner

The National Book Foundation is unveiling longlists for the 2016 National Book Awards this week, with a category released each day. Finalists will be announced on October 13, and winners named November 16. This year's longlisted titles in the poetry category are:

The Performance of Becoming Human by Daniel Borzutzky (Brooklyn Arts Press)
Collected Poems 1974-2004 by Rita Dove (Norton)
Archeophonics by Peter Gizzi (Wesleyan University Press)
The Selected Poems of Donald Hall by Donald Hall (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
The Abridged History of Rainfall by Jay Hopler (McSweeney's)
Bestiary by Donika Kelly (Graywolf Press)
World of Made and Unmade by Jane Mead (Alice James Books)
Look by Solmaz Sharif (Graywolf Press)
Blackacre by Monica Youn (Graywolf Press)
Blue Laws by Kevin Young (Knopf)


Chris Brookmyre has won the £1,000 (about $1,330) McIlvanney Prize (previously known as the Scottish Crime Book of the Year), for Black Widow, the Bookseller reported. The award was presented at the Bloody Scotland festival in Stirling. The judges said reading Black Widow is "like watching Olympic diving--just when you think the plot can't twist again, it takes a new turn. Even the twists have twists."

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