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National Book Award announces nonfiction longlist
National Book Award announces nonfiction longlist

The longlist for the 2014 National Book Award for nonfiction was revealed Wednesday morning. The longlist is notable for its diversity of genres. It includes a memoir in graphic novel form (by Roz Chast), researched histories about World War II (by Nigel Harrison and Ronald C. Rosbottom), a book about contemporary China (by Evan Osnos) and a biography (by John Lahr). But within hours, critics had pointed out that of the 10 books listed, nine are by men. That imbalance was not reflected in two National Book Award categories announced earlier this week. The longlist for poetry and young people's literature each have five books written by women and five by men. 2014 longlist for...

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