Awards: NBA for Nonfiction Longlist; Cundill History Shortlist

The longlist for the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction consists of:

Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest by Hanif Abdurraqib (University of Texas Press)
The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom (Grove Press)
Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom (The New Press)
What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance by Carolyn Forché (Penguin)
The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America by Greg Grandin (Metropolitan Books)
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe (Doubleday)
Burn the Place: A Memoir by Iliana Regan (Agate Midway)
Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (The University of North Carolina Press)
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer (Riverhead)
Solitary by Albert Woodfox, with Leslie George (Grove Press)

Finalists will be unveiled on October 8, and the winners announced at the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on November 20 in New York City.


A shortlist has been unveiled for the $75,000 Cundill History Prize, administered by McGill University in Montreal. Three finalists will be announced October 16, with the winner named November 14. The two runners-up each receive $10,000. This year's shortlisted titles are:

Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia’s History by Sunil Amrith
Orphans of Empire: The Fate of London’s Foundlings by Helen Berry
Frederick Douglass: American Prophet by David Blight
Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice by Mary Fulbrook
A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution by Toby Green
American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic by Victoria Johnson
These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore
Maoism: A Global History by Julia Lovell

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