Presenter of the National Book Awards

August 2014 eNewsletter

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DANIEL HANDLER TO HOST 2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS CEREMONY 
Handler is the first author of both adult and children's books to emcee the Awards ceremony.
Photo: Meredith Heuer
Novelist and award-winning children's book author Daniel Handler will host the 65th National Book Awards Ceremony on November 19. Handler joins the illustrious company of Fran Lebowitz, Steve Martin, Faith Salie, Garrison Keillor, and many other distinctive voices of American literature who have served as Masters of Ceremony of the National Book Awards. "Daniel Handler is witty, charming, and one of the best writers in America," says NBF Executive Director Harold Augenbraum. "We are looking forward to a wonderful National Book Awards evening this year with him as host."
AUGUST READING RECOMMENDATIONS
National Book Award honored fiction for late summer reading.



THE LIFE AQUATIC 

Beat the heat with these 10 National Book Award books set on the water.


 

 
THE LATEST AUDIO FROM EAT, DRINK, & BE LITERARY
Daniel Alarcón, Alison Bechdel, and Meg Wolitzer round out the 10th season of NBF's acclaimed literary evenings.

Hear authors discuss their writing with editors of the New Yorker before a live audience at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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MEET OUR BOOKUP STUDENTS!

A group video project made last spring by the children in NBF's after school reading program.

With the help of their instructor, filmmaker and writer Elisha Miranda, this BookUp class made a video about the program and the books they love.
BOOKUP LAUNCHES ITS FIRST SUMMER SESSION

Over 200 NYC children take part in BookUp's latest expansion.

Thanks to NBF's new partnership with NYC's Department of Youth and Community Development,  BookUp launched summer sessions at ten sites throughout the city. For coverage of our newest initiative, click through  to GalleyCat and Publishers Weekly.

NBF APPRECIATES YOUR SUPPORT!
Your contribution makes our public and educational outreach programs possible.

We especially welcome donations to our BookUp Book Fund, which places brand new books in the hands of underserved children.

COMING UP
Mark your calendars for these important dates.
  • September 13: LitCrawlNYC with NBF and 5 Under 35 Author Tiphanie Yanique
  • September 15-18: NBA Longlists announced.
  • September 17: Screening of Mitchell S. Jackson's documentary The Residue Years followed by Q&A with NBF Assistant Director Leslie Shipman.
  • September 21: NBF at Brooklyn Book Festival
  • October 15: NBA Finalists announced.
  • November 19: Winners announced at the NBA Ceremony and Dinner.
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