Eight PRH Titles Make the National Book Award Finals!

By Syleste Alexander | October 5 2021 |

On October 5, the respective 2021 National Book Award judges for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature revealed their short-list selections in each category.

Presenting our eight Penguin Random House imprint Finalists:



Young People’s Literature

Congratulations Penguin Random House Publisher Services clients in the Young People’s Literature and Translated Literature categories:

Revolution In Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People by Kekla Magoon, (Listening Library Audio coming this fall; Candlewick Press; distributed by PRH Canada)

Peach Blossom Paradise by Ge Fei, Translated, from the Chinese, by Canaan Morse (New York Review Books)

When We Cease To Understand The World by Benjamín Labatut, Translated, from the Spanish, by Adrian Nathan West (New York Review Books)

The judges next gather together on Wednesday, November 17 to choose the five winners, to be announced that evening at the National Book Foundation’s virtual Awards ceremony. Onward to November 17!


A sell sheet and order form featuring our National Book Award Finalists for 2021 can be found below:

National Book Award Finalists 2021 Sell Sheet

National Book Award Finalists 2021 Order Form