Posted on October 3, 2023 at 2:51 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Introducing the finalists for the 2023 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 November 15 ceremony that includes special guests Oprah Winfrey, Rita Dove, and Paul Yamazaki.

All finalists will receive $1,000.

(Miss the longlists? Here there are by category: fiction, nonfiction, poetrytranslated literature, and young people's literature.) 




Translated literature

  • Cursed Bunny, written by Bora Chung and translated from Korean by Anton Hur

  • Beyond the Door of No Return, written by David Diop and translated from French by Sam Taylor

  • The Words That Remain, written by Stênio Gardel and translated from Portuguese by Bruna Dantas Lobato

  • Abyss, written by Pilar Quintana and translated from Spanish by Lisa Dillman

  • On a Woman’s Madness, written by Astrid Roemer and translated from Dutch by Lucy Scott

Young people's literature

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