Robert Caro Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
The Foundation will award Robert A. Caro its 2016 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Caro, the acclaimed biographer of The Power Broker and the multivolume biography The Years of Lyndon Johnson, is being honored for his exceptional work and significant impact on American literature.
“Robert A. Caro is an American treasure,” said Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation
Cave Canem to be Presented Outstanding Service Award
The National Book Foundation announces Cave Canem as the recipient of its 2016 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community. This is the twelfth year that the Foundation has presented the Literarian Award, which traditionally is given to an individual for a lifetime of achievement in expanding the audience for books and reading. This year’s ceremony will mark the very first time that the award is given to an organization.
2016 National Book Awards Longlists
The National Book Award Finalists will be revealed on 10/13 and the Winners announced on 11/16.
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The NBF is pleased to announce the promotion of Benjamin Samuel to Director of Programs. Samuel joined the Foundation as a Program Manager in 2014. At the Foundation, Samuel has made contributions to a variety of programs, including 5 Under 35; the $10,000 Innovations in Reading Prize; and The Other NBA.