The finalists for the 2014 National Book Awards have been announced.
Age of Ambition: chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China by Evan Osnos
Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant: a memoir by Roz Chast
The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson
No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the war through Afghan eyes by Anand Gopal
Tennessee Williams: mad pilgrimage of the flesh by John Lahr