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Colson Whitehead on fiction longlist for National Book Award

Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad," already a favorite of critics, readers and Oprah Winfrey, is on the fiction longlist for the National Book Awards.

Jacqueline Woodson, the winner two years ago for young people's literature, was cited in the fiction category for her first adult novel in 20 years, "Another Brooklyn." She is now the rare writer to have been in contention for fiction and young adult books. Also on the longlist were Adam Haslett's "Imagine Me Gone," Lydia Millett's "Sweet Lamb of Heaven" and debut novelist Garth Greenwell's "What Belongs to You."

All 10 books, announced Thursday by the National...