Sep 19, 2014 2:32 PM

Book News: National Book Longlists Contain Some Surprises, Many Subtitles

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The four longlists for the National Book Awards – in the categories Young People's Literature, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction – were announced this week, and mostly eschewed big names in favor of authors not well-known outside of literary circles. The fiction longlist, announced Thursday, was especially varied and subtle, from Iraq war veteran Phil Klay's debut collection of short stories to a dark novel by Mountain Goats vocalist John Darnielle.


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