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Recent literary award announcements

The literary awards season is now in full swing, with the recent announcements of the Man Booker Prize shortlist, the National Book Awards longlist, and the longlist for the Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Non-fiction.The Man Booker Prize is awarded for the best novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom. The 2015 shortlist:A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon JamesSatin Island by Tom McCarthyThe Fishermen by Chigozie ObiomaThe Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev SahotaA Spool of Blue Thread by Anne TylerA Little Life by Hanya YanagiharaThe winner will be announced on October 13.The National Book Awards honor the best American writing in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. Fiction 2015 longlist:A Cure for Suicide by Jesse BallRefund: Stories by Karen E. BenderDid You Ever Have a Family by Bill CleggThe Turner House by Angela FlournoyFates and Furies by Lauren GroffFortune Smiles: Stories by Adam JohnsonWelcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo JohnsonHoneydew by Edith PearlmanA Little Life by Hanya YanagiharaMislaid by Nell ZinkNon-fiction 2015 longlist:Rain: A Natural and Cultural History by Cynthia BarnettBetween the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesMourning Lincoln by Martha HodesHold Still by Sally MannThe Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery Paradise of the Pacific: Approaching Hawaii by Susanna MooreLove and Other Ways of Dying: Essays by Michael PaternitiIf the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran by Carla PowerOrdinary Light: A Memoir by Tracy K. SmithTravels in Vermeer: A Memoir by Michael WhitePoetry 2015 longlist:Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross GayScattered at Sea by Amy GerstlerA Stranger's Mirror by Marilyn HackerHow to Be Drawn by Terrance HayesThe Beauty by Jane HirshfieldVoyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste LewisBright Dead Things by Ada LimónElegy for a Broken Machine by Patrick PhillipsHeaven by Rowan Ricardo PhillipsMistaking Each Other for Ghosts by Lawrence RaabYoung People’s Literature 2015 longlist:Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky AlbertalliSymphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. AndersonThe Thing About Jellyfish by Ali BenjaminWalk on Earth a Stranger by Rae CarsonThis Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs by Gary PaulsenBone Gap by Laura RubyX: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz, with Kekla MagoonMost Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve SheinkinChallenger Deep by Neal ShustermanNimona by Noelle Stevenson...