The Yellow Birds has received the 2013 PEN/Hemingway Award for first fiction
The Guardian First Book Award
The Yellow Birds has received the Guardian First Book Award for 2012
National Book Awards
The Yellow Birds is a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction
An interview about The Yellow Birds with Jeffrey Brown of PBS Newshour
The New York Times Book Review
"Kevin Powers has something to say, something deeply moving about the frailty of man and the brutality of war, and we should all lean closer and listen."
The New York Times review of The Yellow Birds
"stands with Tim O’Brien’s enduring Vietnam book, “The Things They Carried,” as a classic of contemporary war fiction." --Michiko Kakutani
The Guardian's review of The Yellow Birds
"a novel that can stand beside All Quiet on the Western Front or The Red Badge of Courage...essential...a must read...the mark of an artist of the first order"
The Daily Beast reviews The Yellow Birds
"What Powers achieves...is a sense of eternity haunting the edges of one's own vision"
The Financial Times
"a harrowing, enormously powerful first novel"
Foreign Policy reviews The Yellow Birds
reviewed by Brian Castner, author of the exceptional memoir The Long Walk
Men's Journal reviews The Yellow Birds
"an indispensable portrait of the Iraq War and its impact on those who fought it."
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An interview with TIME magazine
CNN.com calls The Yellow Birds one of "Four hot reads for fall."
"If you're looking for one of the first great novels of the Iraq war, this may be it."
Review from The New Republic
"a fully realized work of the imagination"
interview and review of The Yellow Birds
The Daily Mail's review of The Yellow Birds
"This novel is a searing insight into a frontline mindset, but some of its most powerful scenes - and there’s no shortage of them - concern Bartle’s return to the terrible void of civilian life."
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DBC Reads reviews The Yellow Birds
"a striking and seemingly flawless first novel"
The Yale Daily News
"will be remembered as a great war novel, even if the war he wrote about was anything but."
The Seattle Times
"In quiet, beautiful prose, Powers has painted an unforgettable portrait..."
RTE Ten review of The Yellow Birds
Ireland's RTE Ten gives The Yellow Birds 5 out of 5 stars
Book Oxygen reviews The Yellow Birds
"This is an impressive, moving and potentially important novel that needs to be read, as much for its humanity as for the horrors it so sweetly describes."
The Guardian First Book Award
The Yellow Birds has been longlisted for the 2012 Guardian First Book Award
The Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize
The Yellow Birds has been shortlisted for the Center for Fiction's Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize
Indie Next List
The Yellow Birds is a pick for the September Indie Next List
Review from Book People
A wonderful review from Book People, my local bookstore when I lived in Austin!
The Review Broads
Another excellent review of The Yellow Birds
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Amazon's Big Fall Books Preview
The Yellow Birds is an Amazon Books Editors' Fall Favorite!
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Wonderful video by Hachette Australia
A preview of Hachette Australia's forthcoming titles
Interview with Book-TV
Watch an interview with Book-TV from BEA 2012
The Yellow Birds makes Entertainment Weekly's 10 Most Anticipated Books of 2012
from The University of Texas
Read about The Yellow Birds, The University of Texas, and The Michener Center for Writers
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