The 2020 National Book Award judges have selected the five shortlisted titles in their respective literary categories, and their choices were announced the morning of October 6 by the National Book Foundation.
These are the 6 Finalists published by Penguin Random House imprints:
INTERIOR CHINATOWN by Charles Yu (Pantheon Books HC & Ebook; RH Audio)
Edited by Tim O’Connell
THE UNDOCUMENTED AMERICANS by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio (One World HC & Ebook; RH Audio)
Edited by Chris Jackson
TOKYO UENO STATION by Yu Miri. Translated, from the Japanese, by Morgan Giles (Riverhead Books HC & Ebook; Penguin Audio)
Edited by Laura Perciasepe
Young Peoples Literature
EVERY BODY LOOKING by Candice Iloh (Dutton Books for Young Readers HC, PB, Ebook & Listening Library Audio)
Edited by Andrew Karre
WHEN STARS ARE SCATTERED by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed (Dial Books for Young Readers HC, Ebook & LL
Edited by Kate Harrison
THE WAY BACK by Gavriel Savit (Knopf Books for Young Readers HC & E-book; Listening Library Audio)
Edited by Erin Clarke
Big congratulations to each of our nominees on this year’s short and long lists, their editors, and publishing colleagues.
Each judging group returns for its final round of deliberations to bestow the winning authors with their Award, online during the Wednesday night, November 18 virtual ceremony.
Best of Luck!