The finalists for the 2014 National Book Awards have been announced.
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.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
Lila by Marilynne Robinson
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Age of Ambition: chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China by Evan Osnos
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant: a memoir by Roz Chast
The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson
No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the war through Afghan eyes by Anand Gopal
Tennessee Williams: mad pilgrimage of the flesh by John Lahr