National Book Award for Fiction 2013: My Longlist Predictions

It’s always fun to take bets on upcoming prizes, and this year the National Book Awards have given us a treat: a longlist! Herewith, my predictions for that list.

Nathan Rostron’s National Book Award for Fiction longlist predictions:

Tenth of December: Stories, by George Saunders

Ghana Must Go, by Taiye Selasi

The Flamethrowers, by Rachel Kushner

The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, by Anthony Marra

We Need New Names, by NoViolet Bulawayo

The Son, by Philipp Meyer

Dissident Gardens, by Jonathan Lethem

Someone, by Alice McDermott

The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri

Honorably mentionable:

All That Is, by James Salter

TransAtlantic, by Colum McCann

& Sons, by David Gilbert

A Thousand Pardons, by Jonathan Dee

Southern Cross the Dog, by Bill Cheng

The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt

The Woman Upstairs, by Claire Messud

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