Jamel Brinkley's story collection, "A Lucky Man," has been long-listed for the National Book Award in fiction. It was published this year by Graywolf Press and is the Minneapolis publisher's second book to be longlisted this year. Minneapolis' Coffee House Press also has two books long-listed, and Milkweed Editions has one.
The finalists will be announced in October, and the winners in November.
Here's the full fiction long list:
Jamel Brinkley, A Lucky Man, Graywolf Press
Jennifer Clement, Gun Love, Hogarth / Penguin Random House
Lauren Groff, Florida, Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House
Daniel Gumbiner, The Boatbuilder, McSweeney’s
Brandon Hobson, Where the Dead Sit Talking, Soho Press
Tayari Jones, An American Marriage, Algonquin Books / Workman Publishing
Rebecca Makkai, The Great Believers, Viking Books / Penguin Random House
Sigrid Nunez, The Friend, Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House
Tommy Orange, There There, Alfred A. Knopf / Penguin Random House
Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Heads of the Colored People, Atria Books / 37 INK / Simon & Schuster