2014 National Book Award Winners
Tonight, the winners of this year’s National Book Awards were announced. Here they are:
Young People’s Literature: Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming
Poetry: Louise Glück, Faithful and Virtuous Night
Nonfiction: Evan Osnos, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
Fiction: Phil Klay, Redeployment
I have heard really good things about Redeployment, but I admit that I’m a little bummed Lila by Marilynne Robinson didn’t win for fiction. And after this episode of Literary Disco, I’m bummed that Edward Hirsch’s Gabriel didn’t win for poetry.
What do you think? Have you read any of these? Are you going to now?