Cue the confetti cannons & kitten parade: we’ve got EIGHT finalists for the 2014 National Book Awards!
Longlist for Fiction
LILA by Marilynne Robinson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Longlist for Nonfiction
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT by Roz Chast (Bloomsbury)
NO GOOD MEN AMONG THE LIVING: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes by Anand Gopal (Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt)
AGE OF AMBITION: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in New China by Evan Osnos (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Longlist for Poetry
FAITHFUL AND VIRTUOUS NIGHT by Louise Glück (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
SECOND CHILDHOOD by Fanny Howe (Graywolf Press)
THIS BLUE by Maureen N. McLane (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine (Graywolf Press)
Winners for the awards will be announced on November 19. Congratulations to all nominees!