The National Book Foundation has announced the 2013 National Book Award Longlist for Fiction, following previous announcements this week of longlists for Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature. NBF will announce the finalists on October 16, and the winners on November 20.

2013 Longlist for Fiction:

Tom Drury, Pacific, Grove Press

Elizabeth Graver, The End of the Point, Harper/HarperCollins Publishers

Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers , Scribner/Simon & Schuster

Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland, Alfred A. Knopf/Random House

Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Hogarth/Random House

James McBride, The Good Lord Bird, Riverhead Books/Penguin Group (USA)

Alice McDermott, Someone, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge, The Penguin Press/Penguin Group (USA)

George Saunders, Tenth of December, Random House

Joan Silber, Fools, W.W. Norton & Company