Posted by: montclairlibrary | September 23, 2014

National Book Award nominees

The National Book Award nominees for the 2014 fiction and nonfiction prizes were announced last week. Five finalists will be announced October 15th, and the winners presented on November 19th. And for a local angle, four of the fiction nominees live in the Bay Area.

To see what all the fuss is about, check out these books (or get your name on the waiting list, in some cases) at the library:

“The 10 nominated works include two books about World War II, a coming book from Walter Isaacson about technological innovation and, for the first time in the nonfiction category, a graphic memoir, from the New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast.” – New York Times 9/17/14

The list “is an eclectic collection that includes two debut volumes of short stories, a first novel from the lead singer and songwriter for the indie folk rock band the Mountain Goats and a dystopian novel, as well as works from literary heavyweights including Jane Smiley, Marilynne Robinson and Richard Powers.” — New York Times 9/17/14

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