Poets Tretheway, Hayes on National Book Awards longlist

Posted: Updated:

By HILLEL ITALIE
AP National Writer

NEW YORK (AP) - Pulitzer Prize winners Natasha Trethewey and Rae Armantrout are among those on the poetry longlist for the National Book Awards. Authors in the nonfiction category include Steve Coll, Sarah Smarsh and Rebecca Solnit.

The National Book Foundation announced Thursday that Trethewey, a former U.S. poet laureate, was chosen for "Monument: Poems New and Selected" and Armantrout for "Wobble." The other eight poetry books include J. Michael Martinez's "Museum of the Americas," Justin Phillip Reed's "Indecency," Forrest Gander's "Be With" and Terrance Hayes' "American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin."

The foundation has already announced longlists for young people's literature and translation, and will reveal the fiction list Friday.

The lists will be narrowed to five Oct. 10 and winners will be announced at benefit dinner Nov. 14.

Also on the poetry longlist were Jos Charles' "feeld," Diana Khoi Nguyen's "Ghost Of," Raquel Salas Rivera's "the tertiary" and Jenny Xie's "Eye Level."

In nonfiction, Coll was cited for "Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan" and Smarsh for "Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth." Solnit is on the longlist for "Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays)." Others in nonfiction include Carol Anderson for "One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy," Colin G. Calloway for "The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation" and Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple for "Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War."

Also on the nonfiction list were Victoria Johnson for "American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic," David Quammen for "The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life," Jeffrey C. Stewart for "The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke" and Adam Winkler for "We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights."

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."