Interlochen Alumnus longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award

The New Yorker has released their longlist of Fiction contenders in the 2016 National Book Awards. On the list this year is Interlochen alumnus Garth Greenwell (IAA 94-96) for his debut novel, What Belongs To You.

Greenwell joined the ranks of his fellow Interlochen alumni on the bookshelves earlier this year when What Belong To You was released by publishers Farrar, Straus & Giroux to wide critical acclaim. Vanity Fair’s Anna Blomefield called Greenwell’s prose “...graceful and fearless.” The New Yorker’s James Woods commended What Belongs To You because “... [it] impresses for many reasons, not least of which is how perfectly it fulfills its intentions.”

You can find the full list of 2016 National Book Award finalists via The New Yorker.

On Oct. 13 The New Yorker will announce their selections; the prizes will be awarded at a ceremony on Nov. 16. Best of luck to Garth Greenwell and to the rest of the finalists.

You can follow Garth Greenwell on Twitter at @GarthGreenwell.