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Arimah, Clemmons, Tallent Our Three 2017 NBCC John Leonard Prize Finalists


The National Book Critics Circle has announced the finalists for the 2017 John Leonard Prize, which honors the first book in any genre, with Penguin Random House imprints publishing three of the six nominated titles: 

WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY by Lesley Nneka Arimah (Riverhead)

WHAT WE LOSE by Zinzi Clemmons (Viking)

MY ABSOLUTE DARLING by Gabriel Tallent (Riverhead)

This year’s Leonard Prize winner will be selected by an NBCC judging panel and announced in January with the finalists in the other 2017 NBCC Award categories, and presented at the NBCC Awards Ceremony at The New School in Manhattan on March 15, 2018.

View the complete list of 2017 John Leonard Prize nominees here.

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