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About the National Book Award Statue
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On the fifteenth anniversary of its founding, the National Book Foundation (the institutional sponsor of the National Book Awards) commissioned a new award statue to present to Winners of the National Book Award.

The statue, cast in an edition of four, will be presented to the Winners in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature at the Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner in November, in New York City.

The bronze statue shows a simple, rolled sheaf of pages - signaling both the start and completion of the act of writing - standing next to and at one with the book. Associating the private moment of putting words on paper with the triumph of publishing, this sculpture commemorates the author's art and achievement.

Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 14 inches
Material: Bronze
Artist/designer: Suzanne Ball, Cold Spring, NY
Model maker: Larry List, New York, NY
Casting: Polich Art Works, Rock Tavern, NY


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