Earlier this week, the National Book Foundation announced the books chosen for the National Book Award Longlist, and we're excited to report that HarperCollins Publishers has three books selected!
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson: The first adult novel in 20 years from the National Book Award-winnning author of Brown Girl Dreaming, written from the perspective of four teenage girls about their formative time between childhood and becoming an adult and the importance of friendship.
News of the World by Paulette Jiles: In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa Native American tribe back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction.
Pax by Sara Pennypacker: From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come.
Please join us in wishing these books and authors a hearty congratulations. The finalists will be announced on October 13, with the winners ceremony on November 16, so make sure to check back in for more news!