Aspen Words Literary Prize Longlist Nominations

Aspen Words has announced the longlist for the second annual Aspen Words Literary Prize. Purchase the books nominated below!

Aspen Words received 177 nominations – all works of fiction published in the U.S. in 2018 – and the selection committee winnowed this down to 16 books that reflect some of the most pressing issues of our time with lyricism and compassion. It’s a diverse and inclusive list of titles from debut and established authors, a mix of novels, story collections, and one translation. Perhaps most exciting is the variety of subjects addressed: from Black masculinity, to immigration and assimilation, to the Native American experience, to mental illness, addiction, the gun culture in America and more. By celebrating these works of fiction, we hope to amplify underrepresented voices and spark dialogue around some difficult issues. We are thrilled to be sharing them with you and with a wider audience.

You can learn more about the prize and browse the complete list of books and authors here on the Aspen Words website.

Friday Black Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328911247
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Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018

The Boat People: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385542296
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Published: Doubleday - January 9th, 2018

A Lucky Man: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781555978051
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 1st, 2018

America Is Not the Heart: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735222410
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Published: Viking - April 3rd, 2018

Brother Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781635572049
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - July 31st, 2018

Gun Love: A Novel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781524761684
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Published: Hogarth - March 6th, 2018

Freshwater Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802128997
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Published: Grove Press - December 18th, 2018

Small Country: A Novel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781524759872
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Published: Hogarth - June 5th, 2018

Where the Dead Sit Talking Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781616958879
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Published: Soho Press - February 20th, 2018

An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616208776
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 6th, 2018

The Incendiaries: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735213890
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 31st, 2018

Severance: A Novel Cover Image
By Ling Ma
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374261597
Availability: Backordered
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 14th, 2018

Bring Out the Dog: Stories Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812995640
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Published: Random House - March 6th, 2018

There There: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520375
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Published: Knopf - June 5th, 2018

If You See Me, Don't Say Hi: Stories Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250183194
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 10th, 2018

Heads of the Colored People: Stories Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781501167997
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Published: Atria / 37 INK - April 10th, 2018