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2014 National Book Award: The Longlists

The titles long listed for the National Book Awards have been trickling in this week and today the final category, Fiction, was announced. Some of the titles that have appeared on our Best Books of the Month lists are included...

Roz Chast Discusses the National Book Award Longlist

Longtime New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast speaks with the Wall Street Journal about her new book, “Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?” and making the National Book Award’s 2014 nonfiction longlist.

Lauren Berlant Interviews Claudia Rankine in New Issue of BOMB

In the fall issue of BOMB, Lauren Berlant interviews Claudia Rankine, whose new book Citizen: An American Lyric, is just out from Graywolf (and nominated for a National Book Award, and reading tonight at the Poetry Foundation!). “We are both interested in how writing can allow us to amplify overwhelming scenes of ordinary violence while [...]

Free Samples of NBA’s Longlist for Fiction

19 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The National Book Foundation has revealed its Longlist for the 2014 National Book Award for Nonfiction for the National Book Award (NBA). Below, we’ve collected free samples of all the books on the longlist for your reading pleasure....Show More Summary

What Do This Year’s Wildly Disparate National Book Award Longlists Mean?

If you like awards, this week has been super-fun, between the MacArthur “Genius” Grants (shout out Alison Bechdel!) and the National Book Awards’ longlists in the young adult fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and fiction categories. … Read More

National Book Awards longlist for Fiction released

The National Book Award longlist for Fiction includes some new blood along with some well-established names. Young authors Molly Antopol

‘BLACK COMICS’: Fresh off milestone Eisner Award, (Howard alumna) scholar goes deep beneath black-and-white of comics page at Fall for the Book [Q&A]

. A QUARTER-CENTURY AGO, the late comics creator and pioneering minority-owned-business leader Dwayne McDuffie wrote a mock proposal for a new comic series, “Teenage Negro Ninja Thrashers.” The Marvel memo unfurled a string of sharpShow More Summary

John Darnielle Explains His Cultural Influences

John Darnielle has been putting out music for nearly two decades as the Mountain Goats, but this week he releases an excellent new novel, Wolf in White Van, which was just long-listed for the National Book Award.  The book traces backwards through the life of Sean Phillips, who — following... More »

Fiction longlist for the National Book Award

23 hours agoArts : Arts Post

Pulitzer Prize winners Marilynne Robinson and Jane Smiley are among the 10 authors on the longlist for the National Book Award in Fiction, announced Thursday morning. Coincidentally, Robinson’s nominated novel, “Lila,” and Smiley’s nominated novel, “Some Luck,” both are set in Iowa and will be published on Oct. 7. (Look for reviews in The Post […]

Book News: Fiction Longlist Is Out For The National Book Awards

yesterdayNews : The Two-Way

Also: A Jane Austen Festival sets a new record; Terrance Hayes on winning a MacArthur.

(American) National Book Awards longlists

The (American) National Book Awards have been announcing longlists all week -- one category revealed each day -- but the fiction list, due to be unveiled only today was 'leaked' yesterday, so they're now already all up. [The National...Show More Summary

2014 National Book Award Longlists Released

An eclectic Fiction longlist includes a Millions staff writer, while the Non-Fiction longlist is surprisingly male dominated.

Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle’s Debut Novel Nominated For National Book Award

The Mountain Goats’ mastermind John Darnielle recently released his debut novel, Wolf In White Van, to really good reviews. (You can hear the first few minutes of the audiobook version, read by Darnielle himself, right here.) The New York Times reports that the novel has been nominated for the 2014 National Book Award for fiction. [...]

Here Is the Longlist for the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction

The shortlist will arrive on October 15 and the winners will be announced November 19. We won't pick a favorite but only one of the authors on this list has recorded an impassioned defense of Justin Bieber. Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary WomanMolly Antopol, The UnAmericansJohn Darnielle, Wolf in White VanAnthony... More »

National Book Award fiction long list arrives early

The National Book Foundation's plan to release the news of its fiction long list Thursday morning was foiled by news outlets that posted the list Wednesday afternoon. With the embargo broken, we bring you the list now; it includes a National Book Award winner, two National Book Award finalists,...

It seems someone goofed and revealed the 2014 National Book Award longlist for Fiction a day early

Not that I mind, as it gives me a headstart on reading for it, but the Fiction longlist for the 2014 National Book Awards was released this afternoon on Huffington Post and the New York Times webpage an afternoon earlier than the planned 8 AM EDT Friday announcement. Show More Summary

Fiction Long List Announced for National Book Awards

yesterdayArts : ArtsBeat

Marilynne Robinson, Elizabeth McCracken and Phil Klay are among the writers whose work is on the 2014 fiction long list for the National Book Awards.

Is Nonfiction the Patriarch of Literary Genres?

National Book Awards season is upon us: The judges have just announced the longlist for 2014’s nonfiction contest. The ten-book lineup includes a historical account of Paris under German occupation (by Ronald C. Rosbottom), a biography of Tennessee Williams (by John Lahr), a study of economic ambition in the “new China” (by Evan Osnos), and E.O. Show More Summary

National Book Award Likes Only One Nonfiction Book By Woman

The siren song of National Bitching About the National Book Award Week is swelling up from the book-nerd orchestra pit. Today's mark? The non-fiction list. Read more...

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