National Book Award is an important literature award in the US which aims to ‘enhance the cultural value of great writing in America’. The winners of the 2014 National Book Award have been announced.
Redeployment by Phil Klay (Penguin) – a short-story collection about US soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) – about the lives of Chinese people in modern China.
Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Glück (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Young people’s literature award
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (Nancy Paulsen Books)