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 See – Anthony 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
Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh – John Lahr
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
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.