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Updated: September 19, 2013 19:39 IST

Pynchon, Lahiri in U.S. National Book Award longlist

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This undated publicity photo provided by The Penguin Press shows the cover of Thomas Pynchon “Bleeding Edge”. Pynchon, George Saunders and Jhumpa Lahiri are among the finalists on the fiction longlist for the U.S. National Book Awards.
AP This undated publicity photo provided by The Penguin Press shows the cover of Thomas Pynchon “Bleeding Edge”. Pynchon, George Saunders and Jhumpa Lahiri are among the finalists on the fiction longlist for the U.S. National Book Awards.

Thomas Pynchon, George Saunders and Jhumpa Lahiri are among the finalists on the fiction longlist for the U.S. National Book Awards. The list features the kind of high-profile choices major publishers have wanted for years.

Also among the 10 nominees announced on Thursday by the National Book Foundation are Alice McDermott, James McBride and Rachel Kushner.

Publishers, several of whom are represented on the foundation’s board, had complained that in recent years the fiction picks were too obscure and that sales suffered.

This year, a longlist of 10 was introduced for each of the four competitive categories.

The lists will be narrowed to five in each category next month. Winners will be announced on November 20, 2013.

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