Guardian award finalists announced

The Guardian has announced the longlist for its sixth annual first book award:

Ground Water, by Matthew Hollis (excerpt)

A Chance Meeting, by Rachel Cohen (excerpt; someone will be very happy)

Natasha, by David Bezmozgis (excerpt)

The Places In Between, by Rory Stewart (excerpt)

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke (excerpt; news)

High Tide: News from a Warming World, by Mark Lynas (excerpt)

Becoming Strangers, by Louise Dean (excerpt)

Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Errors of Human Body, by Armand Marie Leroi (excerpt)

Cosa Nostra, by John Dickie (excerpt)

The Flood, by David Maine (excerpt)

As The Literary Saloon observes, the list includes more nonfiction than fiction titles.


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