Posted on October 4, 2022 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Introducing the finalists for the 2022 National Book Awards!

These books are each still under consideration for their genre's grand prize — praise and $10,000, to be handed out at a ceremony November 16.

(Miss the shortlists? Here there are by category: fictionpoetryyoung people's literaturetranslated literature, and nonfiction.) 




Translated literature 

  • A New Name: Septology VI-VII, written by Jon Fosse and translated from the Norwegian by Damion Searls

  • Kibogo, written by Scholastique Mukasonga and translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti

  • Jawbone, written by Mónica Ojeda and translated from the Spanish by Sarah Booker

  • Seven Empty Houses, written by Samanta Schweblin and translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell

  • Scattered All Over the Earth, written by Yoko Tawada and translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani

Young people's literature 

Next month's ceremony will also include two lifetime achievement awards: one for Maus author Art Spiegelman and one for Tracie D. Hall, the first African American woman to serve as the American Library Association's executive director.

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