Jones, Orange among book award fi­nal­ists

Waterloo Region Record - - Arts & Life -

Ta­yari Jones’ “An Amer­i­can Mar­riage” and Tommy Orange’s “There, There,” two of the year’s most talked-about nov­els, are on the fic­tion longlist for the Na­tional Book Awards. Other books an­nounced Fri­day by the Na­tional Book Foun­da­tion in­clude Lau­ren Groff’s “Florida,” Bran­don Hob­son’s “Where the Dead Sit Talk­ing” and Jen­nifer Cle­ment’s “Gun Love.” Ear­lier this week, the book foun­da­tion re­leased longlists of 10 in the cat­e­gories of trans­la­tion, po­etry, young people’s lit­er­a­ture and non-fic­tion. Short­lists of five will come out Oct. 10. Win­ners will be an­nounced Nov. 14.

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