National Book Award

2014 Winner
announced November 19, 2014

2014 Finalists
announced October 15, 2014

2014 Longlist
  • An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
  • The UnAmericans by Molly Antopol (my review)
  • Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Redeployment by Phil Klay
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • Thunderstruck and Other Stories by Elizabeth McCracken
  • Orfeo by Richard Powers
  • Lila by Marilynne Robinson
  • Some Luck by Jane Smiley
2013 Winner
  • The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
2013 Finalists
  • The Flame Throwers by Rachel Kushner
  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon
  • Tenth of December by George Saunders
2013 Longlist
  • Pacific by Tom Drury
  • The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver (5 stars)
  • A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
  • Someone by Alice McDermott
  • Fools by Joan Silber
2013 5 Under 35
2012 Fiction Winner
  • The Round House by Louise Erdrich
2012 Fiction Finalists
2012 5 Under 35
  • A Partial History of Lost Causes by Jennifer duBois
  • The Book of Life by Stuart Nadler
  • Vaclev & Lena by Haley Tanner
  • We the Animals by Justin Torres
  • Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins
2011 Fiction Winner
2011 Fiction Finalists
2011 5 Under 35
  • The People of Forever Are Not Afraid by Shani Boianjiu (coming 2013)
  • Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans
  • The Walking People by Mary Beth Keane
  • Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories by Melinda Moustakis
  • Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

2010 Fiction Winner
  • Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon
2010 Fiction Finalists 
  • Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
  • Great House by Nicole Krauss
  • So Much for That by Lionel Shriver
  • I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita

2010 5 Under 35

2009 Fiction Winner
  • Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
2009 Fiction Finalists
  • American Salvage by Bonnie Jo Campbell
  • In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin
  • Lark & Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips
  • Far North by Marcel Theroux