August 2013 eNewsletter


Presenter of the National Book Awards
August 2013


Welcoming Three New Board Members 


New Board Members 2013

The National Book Foundation recently elected three new members to its Board of Directors: Annette Gordon-Reed, winner of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize; Anthony Marx, President and CEO of The New York Public Library; and Deborah Needleman, Editor-in-Chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Click here to read the press release.


Inaugural National Book Awards Longlist to be Announced on September 12


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This year, for the very first time, the National Book Awards Judges will select a Longlist of ten titles in each of the four categories (Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature), to be announced on September 12. That list will then be reduced to five Finalists in each category, to be announced on October 16. The four Winners will be announced at the 64th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on November 20. Click here for more information. 


Visit Us at the Brooklyn Book Festival


One of Brooklyn's most beloved literary events is coming up on Sunday, September 22! Visit us at our booth, where we will be giving away bookmarks and copies of the 2012 National Book Award Finalists. We'll also be asking for your contributions to our popular What Are You Reading? board. Click here to visit the Brooklyn Book Festival website. 


Up All Night: A Great Resource for Young Readers 


If you're someone who lives or works with young readers, we highly recommend our latest online exhibition, Up All Night: A History of the National Book Award Winners and Finalists in Young People's Literature. The exhibition includes tons of information on these books and authors, as well as creative contributions from past NBA authors, Innovations in Reading Prize winners, students in our BookUp program, and others. Help a young reader find a new favorite book, or rediscover a childhood favorite yourself! Click here to visit the exhibition. 

Events Calendar

Looking for an upcoming literary event in your area? Check out our list of author readings, literature festivals, and other events all over the country featuring past and present National Book Award Winners, Finalists, and Judges, as well as 5 Under 35 honorees. Click here to view the events calendar, and email Meredith Andrews at to let us know about any events featuring NBA or 5 Under 35 authors coming up near you.

Important Dates

September 12

National Book Awards

Longlist Announcement


October 16

National Book Award

Finalists Announcement


November 18-22

National Book Awards Week


November 18

5 Under 35 Celebration of Emerging Fiction Writers


November 19 (daytime)

National Book Awards Teen Press Conference


November 19 (evening)

National Book Award Finalists Reading


November 20

64th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner

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