On Wednesday the National Book Foundation announced its nominees for the 2014 National Book Award for Nonfiction. (This list has already garnered a bit of controversy, as only one of the ten nominees was written by a woman.) Finalists will be revealed on October 15, with the winner named on November 19.
The nominees include:
- Roz Chast for the memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
- John Demos for The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic
- Anand Gopal for No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes
- Nigel Hamilton for The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941 – 1942
- Walter Isaacson for The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
- John Lahr for Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh
- Evan Osnos for Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
- Ronald C. Rosbottom for When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944
- Matthew Stewart for Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic
- Edward O. Wilson for The Meaning of Human Existence
Later today, the nominees for Fiction should be revealed. Congratulations to all!