National Book Award Judges Named for 2014The National Book Foundation has named the judges for the 2014 National Book Awards. Five judges were selected for each of the four categories for which awards are given: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature. On September 10th the judges will announced the longlist of books in each categories. The finalists will be named on October 15th and the awards will be named on October 15th.
The fiction judging panel consists of author Geraldine Brooks (March), bookseller Sheryl Cotleur, author Michael Gorra (Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece), author Adam Johnson (The Orphan Master's Son, and author Lily Tuck (The News from Paraguay.)
The Poetry panel consists of Eileen Myles (The Importance of Being Iceland), Katie Peterson (This One Tree), Rowan Ricardo Phillips (The Ground), Robert Polito (Hollywood & God), and Paisley Rekdal (The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee).
You can see the bios of all the judges here.
Posted on April 1, 2014