October 15, 2014
Finalists for the National Book Award were announced today, bringing recognition to 20 authors in four categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry and young people’s literature.
The winners in each category will be announced Nov. 19, but if you’d like to sample the work of some of the nominees before or after the winners are selected, click any of the links below to find titles available in our catalog.
In other award-winning book news, The Man Booker Prize was just awarded yesterday to Richard Flanagan for "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" Find it in our catalog here.
National Book Award Nominees
- Anthony Doerr: “All the Light We Cannot See” -
- Rabih Alameddine: “An Unnecessary Woman”
- Marilynne Robinson: “Lila”
- Phil Klay: “Redeployment”
- Emily St. John Mandel: “Station Eleven”
- Evan Osnos: “Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China”
- Roz Chast: “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?”
- Edward O. Wilson: “The Meaning of Human Existence”
- Anand Gopal: “No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the war through Afghan eyes”
- John Lahr: Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh”
- Claudia Rankine: “Citizen: An American Lyric”
- Louise Gluck: “Faithful and Virtuous Night Poems”
- Fred Moten: “The Feel Trio”
- Fanny Howe: “Second Childhood”
- Maureen N. McLane: “This Blue”
Young People’s Literature
- Jacqueline Woodson: “Brown Girl Dreaming”
- John Corey Whaley: “Noggin”
- Steve Sheinkin: “Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny and the fight for Civil Rights”
- Deborah Wiles: “Revolution”
- Eliot Schrefer: “Threatened”
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