Final Round of John Leonard Award Voting Begins

By Jane Ciabattari

The ballot has gone out!

Eight titles–all written by women– are longlisted for the John Leonard Prize for first book, to be chosen by a vote of the National Book Critics Circle membership. Voting closes Jan. 14 midnight Pacific time. Don't miss your chance to choose this year's winner.

Alvar, Mia. In the Country. Knopf.

Fluornoy, Angela. The Turner House. HMH.

Iromuanya, Julie. Mr. and Ms. Doctor. Coffee House.

Jackson, Naomi. The Star Side of Bird Hill. Penguin Press.

Kleeman, Alexandra. You Too Can Have a Body like Mine. Harper.

McManus, Sophie. The Unfortunates. FSG.

Quade, Kirstin Valdez. Night at the Fiestas. Norton.

Williams, Naomi. Landfalls. FSG.