No Minnesota writers made the National Book Award long list for nonfiction, but it's a stellar list nonetheless. It includes a book about the women of the Nazi regime, a biography of Benjamin Franklin's sister, and an expose on the Church of Scientology.
The long lists for young adult and poetry were announced earlier in the week (and include several Minnesota writers and publishers); the long list for fiction will be announced on Thursday. The finalists will be announced on Oct. 16, with the winners in November.
Here's the full long list for nonfiction, with links to Star Tribune reviews:
"Finding Florida," by T.D. Allman
"Facing the Wave," by Gretel Ehrlich
"The Wolf and the Watchman," by Scott C. Johnson
"The Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin," by Jill Lepore (review forthcoming)
"Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields" by Wendy Lower (review forthcoming)
"Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery," by James Oakes
"The Unwinding," by George Packer
"The Internal Enemy," by Alan Taylor
"Duke," by Terry Teachout
"Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief," by Lawrence Wright