Weird Disparity of the National Book Award Longlist(s)



I'm not all that worried about the big literary awards, but the non-fiction longlist for the NBA is pretty dad-book-centric this year, considering how many awesome non-fiction came out. I mean, why would you leave out The Empathy Exams and Bad Feminist and include YET ANOTHER book about the German occupation of France? Is there even anything left to write about that particular period? I could go to my local used bookstore and pick up- I kid you not- at least 10 different titles from different authors on that right now (and probably for less than $20, since they're oversaturated).