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Get to Know Our 2016 Innovations in Reading Prize Winner & Honorable Mentions

2016 Innovations in Reading Prize Winner & Honorees

Each year the National Book Foundation, with support from the Levenger Foundation, awards the Innovations in Reading Prize to an individual or organization who discovers new ways to reach and empower communities through literature. This year, the winner and four honorable mentions are making a profound difference in the lives of teens and adults with intellectual disabilities, LGBTQ prisoners, and children in low-income neighborhoods—just to name a few. Read more to learn about the stories behind their work.


Publisher of Graywolf Press Joins Foundation's Board

Fiona McCrae, Publisher of Graywolf Press
The Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Fiona McCrae, the Publisher of Graywolf Press, to its Board of Directors. McCrae has been the publisher of the independent and nonprofit literary press since 1994. Under her leadership, the Minneapolis-based press has formed national and global partnerships; expanded its lists of poetry, literary nonfiction and criticism, fiction, and works in translation; won the AWP Best Small Press of the Year Award in 2015; and successfully spearheaded a $2 million fundraising campaign.
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Coverage of The Other NBA - Writers Defeat Publishers 37-31


Photo credit: Rob Spillman

The Other NBA, presented by Out of Print and Litsy, is the most storied basketball game in literary history. On June 15, our second annual charity basketball game returned with award-winning writers victorious in defending their title against publishing powerhouses, including Reginald Dwayne Betts, Jonny Diamond, Katie Freeman, Chris Jackson, Mitchell S. Jackson, Tina Jordan, Téa Obreht, and Rowan Ricardo Phillips.

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