September 2012 eNewsletter


Presenter of the National Book Awards
September 2012


Faith Salie to Host 63rd National Book Awards


We're pleased to announce that television and radio host, political and pop culture commentator, journalist, and actor Faith Salie will host the 63rd National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on Wednesday, November 14. The event will take place at Cipriani, Wall Street in New York City, and will also be streamed live on our website. 


Elmore Leonard and Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr. to Receive 2012 Lifetime Achievement Awards


The National Book Foundation will bestow its Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters (DCAL) on novelist Elmore Leonard, and its Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community on New York Times chairman and publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr. Leonard and Sulzberger will both be honored at the 2012 National Book Awards on November 14.


Neko Case to Host 5 Under 35, Thomas Sayers Ellis to DJ, Anya Ulinich to Moderate


Each year, we kick off National Book Awards Week with 5 Under 35, a celebration of emerging fiction writers selected by past NBA Winners and Finalists. This year, singer, songwriter, and producer Neko Case will host our seventh annual 5 Under 35 event on Monday, November 12. Poet and photographer Thomas Sayers Ellis, who was an NBA Poetry Judge in 2011, will DJ the event. Past 5 Under 35 honoree Anya Ulinich will moderate a conversation between the five young authors, who will be announced on Thursday, September 27.


Visit Us at the Brooklyn Book Festival This Sunday

Brooklyn Book Festival  

Visit us at booth #37 at the Brooklyn Book Festival this Sunday, September 23, where we will be giving out our popular Reading Hot Spots map of bookstores, libraries, and literary sites all over New York City, as well as copies of the 2011 National Book Award Winners and Finalists, while they last. For more information about the Festival, visit

2012 National Book Award Finalists to be Announced on

October 10

nba finalist medal The twenty Finalists for the National Book Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature will be announced on Wednesday, October 10. Check our website in the coming weeks for more information about the announcement, and follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook for daily updates on the NBAs and more.

Important Dates

September 23

Brooklyn Book Festival

Brooklyn, NY
September 27
Announcement of the 2012
5 Under 35 Honorees

October 10
2012 National Book Award Finalists Announcement
November 11-17

National Book Awards Week

November 12

5 Under 35 Celebration of Emerging Fiction Writers
powerHouse Arena
Brooklyn, NY

November 13 (morning) 
National Book Awards Teen Press Conference
Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn, NY

November 13 (evening)
National Book Award Finalists Reading
The New School
New York, NY

November 14 

National Book Awards

Cipriani, Wall Street

New York, NY
NBA Daily News


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