May 2013 eNewsletter


Presenter of the National Book Awards
May 2013


Announcing the 2013 Innovations in Reading Prize Winners 


Innovations in Reading 2013

We're thrilled to announce the winners of this year's Innovations in Reading Prizes:


City National Bank for Reading Is     the Way Up (Los Angeles, CA)


Little Free Library (Hudson, WI)


The Uni Project (New York, NY)


The Uprise Books Project (Vancouver, WA) 


Worldreader (Seattle, WA)

To learn more about the Innovations in Reading Prize and each of the winners, click here.


National Book Awards Online Entry Forms Due June 3


2013 NBA Entry Form

We are currently accepting entries for the 2013 National Book Awards via our new online entry form. Publishers who meet the criteria may register, fill out the form, and pay the entry fee online; however, books should still be mailed to the Judges and to our office as usual. The form will only be available through June 3, and the books themselves are due to the Judges by July 15. Please be sure to read the official guidelines before filling out the form. The guidelines and entry form are available on our website. 


BookUpTexas Students Attend Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Reading


Chitra Divakaruni, BookUpTexas

On April 15, our BookUpTexas students went to Houston's Brazos Bookstore to see Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni read from and discuss her work. Divakaruni is an award-winning author, poet, and teacher, and she was a National Book Awards Fiction Judge in 2000. Click here to see photos from the event. 


Eat, Drink & Be Literary Podcasts Now Available 


Martin Amis at BAM 1/23/13

Audio from three of this season's Eat, Drink & Be Literary events at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is now available on our website:


Martin Amis (Jan 23)

Nell Freudenberger (Feb 27)

Jamaica Kincaid (Mar 6)


Click here to listen.


What Are You Reading? Post-its Available


What Are You Reading? Post-it
If you visited our booth at last year's Brooklyn Book Festival or the recent AWP Conference in Boston, you might have seen our What Are You Reading? board--just one of many ways that we foster conversation about books and reading. To take the conversation even further, we'd like to offer teachers, librarians, booksellers, and any others who promote reading in their communities up to twenty-five What Are You Reading? Post-it pads to use in the classroom, library, bookstore, or beyond (while supplies last). Just send an email to Sherrie Young at specifying how many pads you'd like and where they should be mailed.

Only a Few Tickets Left for Eat, Drink & Be Literary

Don't miss your chance to see some of today's most compelling authors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music! The upcoming event with Richard Russo is sold out, but tickets to see Keith Gessen and Masha Gessen (June 5) are still available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Important Dates

June 3

National Book Awards Online Entry Form Closes


July 15

All entered books due to National Book Award Judges and NBF office


September 12

National Book Awards

Longlist Announcement


October 16

National Book Award

Finalists Announcement


November 20

National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner

New York, NY

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