Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle’s Debut Novel Nominated For National Book Award

The Mountain Goats’ mastermind John Darnielle recently released his debut novel, Wolf In White Van, to really good reviews. (You can hear the first few minutes of the audiobook version, read by Darnielle himself, right here.) The New York Times reports that the novel has been nominated for the 2014 National Book Award for fiction. The book is on the long list, which contains 10 nominees, which will be narrowed down to five finalists on 10/15. The winner will be announced on 11/19. The full list of nominees is here.