Thursday, October 2, 2014

2014 Longlists For The National Book Award Announced!

Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. The mission of the National Book Foundation and the National Book Awards is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America. Recently the 2014 Longlists were announced in the areas of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People's Literature. One Winner 
in each category will be announced at the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on November 19, 2014 in New York City. Winners will each receive a prize of $10,000. Finalists will each receive a prize of $1,000. You can see the full lists below and then visit the library's catalog to find some of the finalists on your library shelves! The National Book Foundation website is also full of other literary information from author interviews and book chats on video, to other programs for adults and teens, so be sure to visit and click around! 


  • Roz ChastCan’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
  • John DemosThe Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic
  • Anand GopalNo Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes
  • Nigel HamiltonThe Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941 - 1942
  • Walter IsaacsonThe Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
  • John LahrTennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh 
  • Evan OsnosAge of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
  • Ronald C. RosbottomWhen Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 
  • Matthew StewartNature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic 
  • Edward O. WilsonThe Meaning of Human Existence 


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