The 2020 National Book Awards longlists were announced in September. Frank B. Wilderson III’s Afropessimism was longlisted in the Nonfiction category. Anne Posten’s translation of Anja Kampmann’s High as the Waters Rise and Elisabeth Jaquette’s translation of Adania Shibli’s Minor Detail were both longlisted in the Translated Literature category.

The complete longlists can be found at the National Book Foundation website.