2018 Short List
The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker
The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch
Dear Cyborgs by Eugene Lim
The End of Eddy by Edouard Louis
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Fever Dream by Samantha Schweblin
Goodbye Vitamin by Rachel Khong (4 stars)
Idaho by Emily Ruskovich
The Idiot by Elif Batuman
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (3 stars)
Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Savage Theories by Pola Oloixarac
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
So Much Blue by Percival Everett
Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash
White Tears by Hari Kunzru

2017 Short List
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder
The Mothers by Brit Bennett (4.5 stars)
Moonglow by Michael Chabon
Sudden Death by Alvaro Enrigue
We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge (4 stars)
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
The Nix by Nathan Hill
The Vegetarian by Han Kang (4 stars)
High Dive by Jonathan Lee
Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet
The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan
Version Control by Dexter Palmer
Grief is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter (4 stars)
Mister Monkey by Francine Prose
My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout (4.5 stars)
Black Wave by Michelle Tea (5 stars)
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

2016 Short List
The New World by Chris Adrian and Eli Horowitz
Sellout by Paul Beatty (3.5 stars)
The Bats of the Republic by Zachary Thomas Dodson
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy (4 stars)
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff (5 stars)
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving (play-in round)
Ban en Banlieue by Bhanu Kapil (4 stars)
The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli (3.5 stars)
The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Whites by Richard Price (3 stars)
Oreo by Fran Ross
The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard (3.5 stars)
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler (4 stars) (play-in round)
The Invaders by Karolina Waclawiak
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

2015 Short List
Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball
A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall by Will Chancellor
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (4.5 stars)
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay (4.5 stars)
Wittgenstein Jr by Lars Iyer
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
Redeployment by Phil Klay (4 stars)
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (3 stars)
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (4 stars)
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill (4 stars)
Adam by Ariel Schrag
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld (3 stars)


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