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Ursula LeGuin and Neil GaimanUrsula K. Le Guin to receive NBF Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters

Le Guin’s influential novels and short stories changed the literary landscape for science fiction and fantasy writing. Neil Gaiman will present the lifetime achievement award to Le Guin at the National Book Awards Ceremony on November 19.

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Literary Pictionary

Join us at LitCrawl Manhattan for a rousing game of literature-themed Pictionary, with clues inspired by National Book Award Winners and Finalists. Hosted by Tiphanie Yanique, a 5 Under 35 Honoree and author of Land of Love and Drowning.
9/13 at 8:15 pm (sharp).
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The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson

The Residue Years: The Documentary

An official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends Event, Mitchell S. Jackson, author of The Residue Years and our newest BookUp faculty, screens his documentary followed by a Q&A with our own Leslie Shipman. Drinks and light snacks will be available. 9/17 at 7:30 pm. Dumbo Sky. 10 Jay St, suite 903, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Brooklyn Book Festival

Drop by our booth (#710) at the borough's most bookish event of the year. We'll have NBF tote bags, and books from National Book Award winners and finalists.
9/21 from 10 am - 6 pm.
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza. 209 Joralemon St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Hangout with two NBA Authors

Will Alexander and Gene Luen Yang

BookUp partnered with Google to connect our students with NBA Winner Will Alexander, author of Goblin Secrets, and two-time NBA Finalist Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints.

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She does deserve it. I live in Africa, so for me she is transcendent if for no other reason than giving us a proper fantasy with a non white hero and a land that wasn't the south of England. No patronising, no appropriation. Just a solid, meaningful and believable fantasy.
I haven't read enough of her, a mistake I will correct. I'm not a big sci-fi fan, but both The Dispossessed and The Left Hand of Darkness were superb too.
She writes stories for the whole world, not just the first.

Reddit Fantasy logo—Fan love from the Reddit Fantasy community for our choice of Ursula K. Le Guin for the 2014 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.


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