June 2013 eNewsletter


Presenter of the National Book Awards
June 2013


National Book Awards Online Entry Forms Due TODAY 


2013 NBA Entry Form

Publishers who wish to submit books for the 2013 National Book Awards must complete the online entry form by the end of the day today. The form will close at 12:00 am Pacific Time (3:00 am Eastern Time) on Tuesday, June 4. No late entry forms will be accepted. Click here to access the guidelines and entry form on our website.


BookUpNYC Students Celebrate a Great Year at La Casa Azul Bookstore


On May 11, BookUp students and instructors from all five New York City sites gathered at La Casa Azul Bookstore in East Harlem for the second annual BookUpNYC end-of-year party. Students read from their favorite books as well as their own work, printed in books made using the Espresso Book Machine; purchased books; had a pizza lunch; and enjoyed the beautiful space and courtyard of La Casa Azul. Click here to see photos from the event and the covers of the students' Espresso books.


The Uni Project Launches Reading Room on Governor's Island

The Uni Project logo


This past weekend, 2013 Innovations in Reading Prize winner The Uni Project launched a new portable reading room on Governor's Island in New York City. The new Uni will be jointly run by all three public library systems: Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library. To learn more about The Uni Project and other Innovations in Reading Prize winners, click here.


Eat, Drink & Be Literary Podcasts Now Available 


Martin Amis at BAM 1/23/13

Audio from four 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)

Junot Díaz (Apr 3) 


Click here to listen.

Last Chance to Catch Eat, Drink & Be Literary

Our last Eat, Drink & Be Literary event of the season will feature Keith Gessen and Masha Gessen on Wednesday, June 5 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Don't miss your chance to experience this one-of-a-kind series! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit BAM.org.

Important Dates

June 3

National Book Awards Online Entry Form Closes


July 15

All entered books due to National Book Award Judges and National Book Foundation 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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