This week, the National Book Foundation announced its Shortlists for the 2016 National Book Award: five titles in each of four categories.
The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Blood in the Water by Heather Ann Thompson
YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE:
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
The winners will be announced at the annual National Book Awards dinner on Wednesday, November 16 during which the Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters will be bestowed upon Robert A. Caro, the singular, #1 bestselling, Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award-winning author of The Power Broker and The Years of Lyndon Johnson biographies. The award is given annually to an author who has enriched our literary heritage over a lifetime of achievement.
Our congratulations to Mr. Caro, his Knopf and Vintage publishing teams, and to Nicola Yoon, Heather Ann Thompson, Karan Mahajan, Colson Whitehead, and to their editors and publishers.