All week long, Paperback Paris will be covering the longlist for the 2017 National Book Awards.
Today’s NBA announcement unveils the contenders for the longlist for Nonfiction, which features Frances FitzGerald, Erika L. Sánchez, Naomi Klein, Timothy B. Tyson, Richard Rothstein, Masha Gessen, Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Nancy MacLean, David Grann and Kevin Young. This year’s panel of judges for the longlist for Nonfiction include Steve Bercu, Jeff Chang, Ruth Franklin, Paula J. Giddings (Chair), and Valeria Luiselli.
See which books made the cut, below, and come back tomorrow for the 2017 NBA longlist for Fiction.
Be sure to tune in October 4, when the shortlists will be announced.
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Masha Gessen, The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
Synopsis: Hailed for her “fearless indictment of the most powerful man in Russia” (The Wall Street Journal), award-winning journalist Masha Gessen is unparalleled in her understanding of the events and forces that have wracked her native country in recent times. In The Future Is History, she follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each of them came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the children and grandchildren of the very architects of the new Russia, each with newfound aspirations of their own—as entrepreneurs, activists, thinkers, and writers, sexual and social beings.