The National Book Foundation has announced National Book Award shortlists for 2014. The awards, which were first awarded in 1935, are given out in four categories; Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature, with the winners to be announced on November 19.
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An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Redeployment by Phil Klay
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Lila by Marilynne Robinson
Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John Lahr
The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson
Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Glück
Second Childhood by Fanny Howe
This Blue by Maureen N. McLane
The Feel Trio by Fred Moten
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
Young People’s Literature:
Threatened by Eliot Schrefer
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin
Noggin by John Corey Whaley
Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two by Deborah Wiles
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
The complete National Book Awards longlists and shortlists for each category can be found here.