National Book Awards finalists for 2019

Lot

Lot

Bryan Washington

Stories of a young man finding his place among family and community in Houston, from a powerful, emerging American voice.   

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Trust Exercise

Trust Exercise

Susan Choi

Captivating and brilliant, Trust Exercise is a novel about the treacherous terrain of adolescence, how we define consent, and what we lose, gain, and never get over as we navigate our way into adulthood's...

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Sabrina and Corina: Stories

Sabrina and Corina: Stories

Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Kali Fajardo-Anstine's magnetic story collection breathes life into her Indigenous Latina characters and the land they inhabit. Set against the remarkable backdrop of Denver, Colorado - a place that is as fierce as it is exquisite...

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The Other Americans

The Other Americans

Laila Lalami

From the Pulitzer Prize finalist and Booker Prize-longlisted author of The Moor's Account, a timely and powerful novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant that is at once a family saga, a murder mystery and a love...

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Disappearing Earth

Disappearing Earth

Julia Phillips

Disappearing Earth is a beautiful evocation of a place and people as they search for two lost girls - heralding the arrival of a stunning new literary novelist.

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The Yellow House

The Yellow House

Sarah M Broom

A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East.

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Thick: And Other Essays

Thick: And Other Essays

Tressie McMillan Cottom

In these eight ... explorations on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom--award-winning professor and ... author of Lower Ed--embraces her ... role as a purveyor of wit, wisdom, and Black Twitter snark about all...

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Pet

Pet

Akwaeke Emezi

In their riveting and timely young adult debut, acclaimed novelist Akwaeke Emezi asks difficult questions about what choices a young person can make when the adults around them are in denial.

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The Tradition

The Tradition

Jericho Brown

The powerful second poetry collection published in the UK from award-winning American poet Jericho Brown.   

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Deaf Republic

Deaf Republic

Ilya Kaminsky

When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear - all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language.

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Sight Lines

Sight Lines

Arthur Sze

Sze, in drawing connections between the pastoral and the catastrophic, speaks to a contemporary condition in which we are constantly fragmented and made whole again as we are presented with a saturation of narratives. In his...

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The Barefoot Woman

The Barefoot Woman

Scholastique Mukasonga, Jordan Stump

The story of the author's mother, a fierce, loving woman who for years protected her family from the violence encroaching upon them in pre-genocide Rwanda. Recording her memories of their life together in spare, wrenching prose,...

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Crossing

Crossing

Pajtim Statovci, David Hackston

Originally published in Finland as Tiranan syd an by Kustannusoakeyhti o Otava, Keuruu, in 2016 --Title page verso.

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