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FINALISTS

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Anthony Doerr

Scribner / Simon & Schuster More about this book >

Matrix

Lauren Groff

Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House More about this book >

Zorrie

Laird Hunt

Bloomsbury Publishing More about this book >

The Prophets

Robert Jones, Jr.

G. P. Putnam’s Sons / Penguin Random House More about this book >

Hell of a Book

Jason Mott

Dutton / Penguin Random House More about this book >

LONGLIST

The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

Harper / HarperCollins Publishers More about this book >

Abundance

Jakob Guanzon

Graywolf Press More about this book >

Intimacies

Katie Kitamura

Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House More about this book >

The Souvenir Museum: Stories

Elizabeth McCracken

Ecco / HarperCollins Publishers More about this book >

Bewilderment

Richard Powers

W. W. Norton & Company More about this book >

Judges
Alan Michael Parker
Alan Michael Parker
Emily Pullen
Emily Pullen
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Luis Alberto Urrea
Luis Alberto Urrea
Chair
Charles Yu
Charles Yu
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2021 National Book Awards Ballot

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