National Book Awards Finalists

By Candice Chaplin | October 8 2019 | Award WinnersFictionNonfictionPromo Opportunity

Penguin Random House adult imprints and clients publish nine of the 25 finalists for the 2019 National Book Awards. The short lists for each of the five categories were announced on October 8 by the National Book Foundation. To see the complete list of PRH titles which have won the National Book Award throughout history:

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Black Leopard, Red Wolf
978-0-7352-2017-1
"A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made." --Neil Gaiman "Gripping, action-packed....The literary equivalent of a Marvel Comics universe." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times The epic novel, an African Game of Thrones, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings
$30.00 US
Feb 05, 2019
Hardcover
Riverhead Books
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)

The Other Americans
A Novel
978-1-5247-4714-5
***2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST*** ***FINALIST FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE*** From the Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Moor's Account, here is a timely and powerful new novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant--at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story, informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture.
$25.95 US
Mar 26, 2019
Hardcover
Pantheon
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee
Native America from 1890 to the Present
978-0-399-57319-4
"Chapter after chapter, it's like one shattered myth after another." - NPR A New York Times bestseller: The sweeping history--and counter-narrative--of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present.
$17.00 US
Nov 05, 2019
Paperback
Riverhead Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Memory Police
A Novel
978-1-101-87060-0
A deft and dark Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance, from the acclaimed author of The Housekeeper and the Professor
$25.95 US
Aug 13, 2019
Hardcover
Pantheon
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Barefoot Woman
978-1-939810-04-5
A moving, unforgettable tribute to a Tutsi woman who did everything to protect her children from the Rwandan genocide, by the daughter who refuses to let her family's story be forgotten.
$16.00 US
Dec 18, 2018
Paperback
Archipelago
US, Canada, Open Mkt