September 15, 2017
The 10 finalists for the National Book Award in fiction have been announced: Eight of the 10 are female authors. It’s the first time since the National Book Foundation started using longlists in 2013 that women have appeared in such a majority.
Among the longlisted fiction authors are previous National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Egan and writer Charmaine Craig, who lives in Los Angeles.
Finalists for all categories will be announced Oct. 4; the gala celebrating the winners takes place Nov. 15 in New York.