Jamel Brinkley's short-story collection, "A Lucky Man," is nominated for the fiction prize.
Coffee House Press, Milkweed Editions and Graywolf Press are listed, along with former Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and others.
The short list will be announced in October.
The novel is one of 10 books in translation considered for National Book Award's newest honor.
Bryan Bliss made the list for his young-adult novel, "We'll Fly Away." The long lists will be rolled out all week.
Coffee House Press poet is one of five to be honored by the Poetry Foundation
The list will be revealed Tuesday. The Times of London has, as usual, named the books it expects to see, and the books it hopes to see.
This year's free, day-long book event will be Oct. 13 at the State Fairgrounds.
Dennis Showalter, who grew up here and graduated from the U of M, wins the Pritzker Literature Award.
A book talk and a concert will mark the 75th anniversary of Woody Guthrie's memoir, "Bound for Glory."
"Black Leopard, Red Wolf," the first in the Dark Star series, will be published in February.
Gov. Dayton issues proclamation honoring U.S. Poet Laureate, who is speaking here.
MacDowell fellows can spend up to eight weeks working undisturbed at a retreat in New Hampshire.
The award, from the Poetry Society of America and the T.S. Eliot Foundation, comes with a $20,000 prize.
Three poets, one spoken-word artist and one children's author will each receive $25,000.
She was a Talking Volume guest in 2010.
The play, "The White Card," premiered in Boston last month.
Amy Goldstein's nonfiction account won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.
The $50,000 awards go to writers of great promise.
The Minnesota writers were among 15 authors to be honored.