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2022 National Book Awards Longlist: Nonfiction

2022 National Book Awards Longlist: Nonfiction

Here are the available audiobooks for the 2022 National Book Award longlist for Nonfiction! Finalists in all five categories will be revealed on October 4th.

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Lost & Found

A Memoir

By Kathryn Schulz
Narrated by: Kathryn Schulz
Length: 7 hours 26 minutes

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • A “profound and beautiful” (Marilynne Robinson) account of joy and sorrow from one of the great writers of our time, The New Yorker’s Kathryn Schulz, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • “I will stake my reputation on you being blown away by Lost &...
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His Name Is George Floyd

One Man's Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice

By Robert Samuels & Toluse Olorunnipa
Narrated by: Dion Graham, Robert Samuels & Toluse Olorunnipa
Length: 13 hours 32 minutes

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION

A landmark biography by two prizewinning Washington Post reporters that reveals how systemic racism shaped George Floyd's life and legacy—from his family’s roots in the tobacco fields of North Carolina, to ongoing inequality in housing, education, health care, criminal justice, and...
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The Man Who Could Move Clouds

A Memoir

By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Narrated by: Marisol Ramirez
Length: 10 hours 58 minutes

A TIME BEST BOOK OF THE SUMMER  

From the author of the “original, politically daring and passionately written” (Vogue) novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree, comes a dazzling, kaleidoscopic memoir reclaiming her family's otherworldly legacy.

For Ingrid Rojas Contreras, magic runs in the family. Raised amid the political violence of 1980s and '90s... Read more »

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Breathless

The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus

By David Quammen
Narrated by: Jacques Roy
Length: 13 hours 25 minutes

The story of the worldwide scientific quest to decipher the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, trace its source, and make possible the vaccines to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

Breathless is the story of SARS-CoV-2 and its fierce journey through the human population, as seen by the scientists who study its origin, its ever-changing nature, and its capacity... Read more »

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South to America

A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation

By Imani Perry
Narrated by: Imani Perry
Length: 16 hours 32 minutes

“An elegant meditation on the complexities of the American South—and thus of America—by an esteemed daughter of the South and one of the great intellectuals of our time. An inspiration.”

—Isabel Wilkerson, New York Times bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

An essential, surprising journey...

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Ted Kennedy

A Life

By John A. Farrell
Narrated by: Jim Frangione
Length: TBA

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION

An enthralling and ground-breaking new biography of one of modern America’s most fascinating and consequential political figures, drawing on important new sources, by an award-winning biographer who covered Kennedy closely for many years


John A. Farrell’s magnificent biography of Edward M.... Read more »

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Uncommon Measure

A Journey Through Music, Performance, and the Science of Time

By Natalie Hodges
Narrated by: Cindy Kay
Length: 4 hours 49 minutes

How does time shape consciousness and consciousness, time? Do we live in time, or does time live in us? And how does music, with its patterns of rhythm and harmony, inform our experience of time? Uncommon Measure explores these questions from the perspective of a young Korean American who dedicated herself to perfecting her art until performance... Read more »

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The Invisible Kingdom

Reimagining Chronic Illness

By Meghan O'Rourke
Narrated by: Meghan O'Rourke
Length: 9 hours 2 minutes

A landmark exploration of one of the most consequential and mysterious issues of our time: the rise of chronic illness and autoimmune diseases

A silent epidemic of chronic illnesses afflicts tens of millions of Americans: these are diseases that are poorly understood, frequently marginalized, and can go undiagnosed and unrecognized altogether.... Read more »

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Bad Mexicans

Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands

By Kelly Lytle Hernández
Narrated by: Joana Garcia
Length: 13 hours 34 minutes

Bad Mexicans tells the dramatic story of the magonistas, the migrant rebels who sparked the 1910 Mexican Revolution from the United States. Led by a brilliant but ill-tempered radical named Ricardo Flores Magón, the magonistas were a motley band of journalists, miners, migrant workers, and more, who organized thousands of Mexican workers—and... Read more »

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