Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith

The folks at the National Book Awards continue to roll out the long lists this week, one category per day. Today was nonfiction:

Cynthia Barnett, "Rain: A Natural and Cultural History"

Ta-Nehisi Coates, "Between the World and Me"

Martha Hodes, "Mourning Lincoln"

Sally Mann, "Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs"

Sy Montgomery, "The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness"   

Susanna Moore, "Paradise of the Pacific: Approaching Hawai’i"

Michael Paterniti, "Love and Other Ways of Dying"   

Carla Power, "If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran" 

Tracy K. Smith, "Ordinary Light: A Memoir"  

Michael White, "Travels in Vermeer: A Memoir"

The short list will be revealed Oct. 14, and the winners will be announced Nov. 18.

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