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2014 National Book Award Longlist for Nonfiction

This morning, the National Book Foundation announced the longlist for the 2014 National Book Award for Nonfiction. While graphic novels have been finalists in the Young People’s Literature category, this marks the first time a graphic novel (Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant) has reached the top ten in adult fiction or nonfiction. Finalists will be announced October 15th, and the winners will be revealed on November 19th. Get your bets down!

Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant by Roz ChastAge of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China, by Evan Osnos

Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic, by John Demos

The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, by Walter Isaacson

The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941–1942, by Nigel Hamilton

The Meaning of Human Existence, by Edward O. Wilson

Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic, by Matthew Stewart

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

When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940–1944, by Ronald C. Rosbottom

 

 

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Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix (2011). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

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