Carmen Maria Machado. Photo by Tom Storm Photography.

Carmen Maria Machado. Photo by Tom Storm Photography.

"Her Body and Other Parties," a story collection by Carmen Maria Machado and published by Minneapolis' Graywolf Press, is one of ten books longlisted for the National Book Award in fiction, announced today. It is one of five titles published by Graywolf to be longlisted--one in nonfiction, and three in poetry.

Machado will be at the Graywolf Press literary salon on Sept. 27, along with poets Danez Smith and Lalyi Long Soldier, both of whom were longlisted for the National Book Award in poetry. Here is the link for tickets.

Here is the full longlist for fiction, with links to Star Tribune reviews, when available. (Some books have not yet been published.)
Elliot Ackerman, “Dark at the Crossing” (Knopf)

Daniel Alarcón, “The King Is Always Above the People: Stories” (Riverhead Books) (Star Tribune review forthcoming)

Charmaine Craig, “Miss Burma” (Grove Press / Grove Atlantic)

Jennifer Egan, “Manhattan Beach” (Scribner) (review forthcoming)

Lisa Ko, “The Leavers” (Algonquin Books)

Min Jin Lee, “Pachinko” (Grand Central Publishing)

Carmen Maria Machado, “Her Body and Other Parties: Stories” (Graywolf Press) (review forthcoming)

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, “A Kind of Freedom” (Counterpoint Press)

Jesmyn Ward, “Sing, Unburied, Sing” (Scribner)

Carol Zoref, “Barren Island” (New Issues Poetry & Prose)

Finalists will be announced Oct. 4, and winners will be honored Nov. 15 at a ceremony in New York.

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