2014 National Book Award Tweets

What an awards season this has been! Hot on the heels of the report that Patrick Modiano was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, tomorrow the finalists for the National Book Awards will be announced.

The awards, which were established in 1936 by the American Booksellers Association, are currently given to one book (author) annually in each of four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature.

Each category consists of hundreds of books, whittled down to ten, and now to five. Here at BookVibe, we were able to pull out the most notable and interesting tweets regarding some of the books – check them out below!


Wolf in White Van – John Darnielle

All the Light We Cannot SeeAnthony Doerr

Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel

Redeployment – Phil Klay

Orfeo – Richard Powers


The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks – Walter Isaacson

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China – Evan Osnos

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh – John Lahr

No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War through Afghan Eyes – Anand Gopal

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? – Roz Chast


Citizen: An American Lyric – Claudia Rankine

This Blue – Maureen N. McLane

Faithful and Virtuous Night – Louise Gluck

The Road to Emmaus – Spencer Reece

Gabriel: A Poem – Edward Hirsch

Young Literature

The Impossible Knife of Memory – Laurie Halse Anderson

Noggin – John Corey Whaley

100 Sideways Miles – Andrew Smith

Brown Girl Dreaming – Jacqueline Woodson

Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two – Deborah Wiles

Have you ready any of these books? If so, what did you think? Visit here for a complete list of the National Book Awards 2014 Longlist.

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