Awards: Man Booker; NBA Young People's Lit; BPL Literary

Three American authors made the shortlist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize, which also includes a debut novel by British bookseller Fiona Mozley. The winner, who receives £50,000 (about $66,285), will be announced October 17. This year's shortlisted titles are: 

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster (U.S.)
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (U.S.)
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Pakistan-U.K.)
Elmet by Fiona Mozley (U.K.)
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (U.S.)
Autumn by Ali Smith (U.K.)


The National Book Foundation is unveiling the longlists for the National Book Award this week, beginning yesterday with the Young People's Literature category. This year's longlisted titles are:

What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold (Carolrhoda Lab/Lerner)
Far from the Tree by Robin Benway (HarperTeen)
All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry (Algonquin Young Readers)
You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins (FSG Books for Young Readers)
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books)
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder (Walden Pond Press)
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Balzer + Bray)
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia (Amistad)
American Street by Ibi Zoboi (Balzer + Bray)


Shortlists have been unveiled for the 2017 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize, presented by the Brooklyn Eagles. The prize recognizes "works that question established ways of thinking and advance Brooklyn Public Library's mission of bringing together the borough's diverse communities to explore urgent social, political, and artistic issues." Winners will be announced November 2. This year's shortlisted titles are:

Fiction & poetry
Exit West: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid (Riverhead)
What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky: Stories by Lesley Nneka Arimah (Riverhead)
IRL by Tommy Pico (Birds, LLC)

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (Doubleday)
Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics by Kim Phillips-Fein (Metropolitan Books)
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein (Liveright Publishing)

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