December 2013 eNewsletter


Presenter of the National Book Awards
December 2013


Year in Review: 2013

Highlights from NBF's calendar of events.



NBF returns to the Brooklyn Academy of Music to present its 8th season of
Eat, Drink, & Be Literary







The bronze medallion for 5 Under 35 books debuts.









2013 NBA on Campus                                  MARCH

National Book Awards Winner Louise Erdrich and Finalist Domingo Martinez take part in our 6th National Book Awards on Campus event at Concordia College. 




The National Book Awards Novel-to-Screen Film Festival takes place at Pratt Institute. 











The 2013 
Innovations in Reading Prize Winners are announced: The Uni Project, Worldreader, Little Free Library, Reading is the Way Up, and The 
Uprise Books Project.




Up All Night, a history of the Winners and Finalists of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, becomes NBF's 4th online exhibition. 





BookUp's middle-school students in New York City and Texas create their 2nd annual Summer Reading List of their favorite novels read during the past school year with BookUp faculty. 




E. L. Doctorow and Dr. Maya Angelou

NBF announces its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners: E.L. Doctorow and Maya Angelou.

For the first time in National Book Awards history, Longlists of ten books are created in each Awards category with an exclusive reveal on The Daily Beast.
Another first, NBF reveals its 8th class of 5 Under 35 young fiction writers are all women.
BookUp logo
NBF partners with educational consulting firm Metis Associates with aim of expanding BookUp's literacy program for middle schoolers nationwide.
NBF Board Chairman David Steinberger reveals the 2013 National Book Awards Finalists on msnbc's Morning Joe.

 NBF publishes its first e-book series, The Contenders, editors' selected excerpts of National Book Awards Finalists. Readers download more than 2,500 copies of the free digital books.   

 The 2013 Winners of the National Book Awards are announced at NBF's black-tie dinner and ceremony. More than 700 invited guests applaud Cynthia Kadohata, Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature; Mary Szybist, Winner of the National Book Award for Poetry; George Packer, Winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and James McBride, Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction. 

Important Dates

January 8

Eat, Drink, & Be Literary begins at BAMCafe in Brooklyn


February tk

Innovations in Reading Prize application due.


March TK

NBA on Campus 

Concordia College

Moorhead, Minnesota


May tk

Innovations in Reading Prize Winners announced.



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