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Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises

Expert Insights into the National Book Award Finalists

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The National Book Foundation recently revealed the 24 finalists for the 2018 National Book Awards! Roxanne highlights some of her favorite titles from the longlist which feature five categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature. The competitive category of Translated Literature hasn’t been awarded since 1983. The 2018 National Book Awards Winners will be announced on November 14th. See the complete lists here! To purchase any of the books in this episode, please visit RJ Julia Booksellers The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart Wobble by Rae Armantrout Trick by Domenico Starnone The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka An American Marriage by Tayari Jones…

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