2014 US National Book Awards Finalist

The National Book Award is an important literature award in the USA since 1950. This year, the finalists for each category:


An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine (Grove Press/ Grove/Atlantic)

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Scribner/ Simon & Schuster)

Redeployment Phil Klay (The Penguin Press/ Penguin Group (USA))

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (Alfred A. Knopf/ Random House)

Lila by Marilynne Robinson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Non Fiction

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 and Company)

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John Lahr (W.W. Norton & Company)

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson (Liveright Publishing Corporation/ W.W. Norton & Company)


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)

The Feel Trio by Fred Moten (Letter Machine Editions)

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine (Graywolf Press)

Young people’s literature

Threatened by Eliot Schrefer (Scholastic Press)

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin (Roaring Brook Press/ Macmillan Publishers)

Noggin by John Corey Whaley (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster)

Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two by Deborah Wiles (Scholastic Press)

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (Nancy Paulsen Books/ Penguin Group (USA))

more info on http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2014.html.