National book Awards 2014
November 20, 2014
The 2014 National Book Awards were announced last night.
Young People’s Literature: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Poetry: Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Glück
Nonfiction winner: Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, & Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos
Fiction Winner: Redeployment by Phil Klay
Ursula K. Le Guin was presented the 2014 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Publishers Weekly posted:
Le Guin, who won the National Book Award for The Farthest Shore in 1973, thanked the National Book Foundation for the “beautiful reward,” one she shared with her agent and editors. She also “rejoiced” in accepting it for “the writers who were excluded from literature for so long, [her] fellow authors of fantasy and science fiction, writers of the imagination, who for the last 50 years watched the beautiful rewards go to the so called realists.”
- Publishers Weekly: 2014 National Book Awards Go to Woodson, Glück, Osnos, Klay
- Time: These Are the Winners of the 2014 National Book Awards
- National Public Radio: Book News: Ursula K. Le Guin Steals the Show at the National Book Awards
- Shelf Awareness: National Book Awards Winners Celebrated
- EarlyWord: National Book Award Winners, 2014
All of the winners are available from the Sno-Isle Libraries collection.
posting by Lorraine