Posted on October 6, 2020 at 9:42 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The nominees for the 2020 National Book Awards have been narrowed down to five finalists in each of the five categories.

Here are the books still eligible for the top prize, to be revealed November 18.



Young people's literature 


Translated literature 

  • High as the Waters Rise, written by Anja Kampmann and translated from the German by Anne Posten.

  • The Family Clause, written by Jonas Hassen Khemiri and translated from the Swedish by Alice Menzies.

  • Tokyo Ueno Station, written by Yu Miri and translated from the Japanese by Morgan Giles.

  • The Bitch, written by Pilar Quintana and translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman.

  • Minor Detail, written by Adania Shibli and translated from the Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette.

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