Presenter of the National Book Awards

Coverage of The Other NBA - Writers Defeat Publishers 37-31

The Other NBA, presented by Out of Print and Litsy, is the most storied basketball game in literary history. On June 15, our second annual charity basketball game returned with award-winning writers victorious in defending their title against publishing powerhouses, including Reginald Dwayne Betts, Jonny Diamond, Katie Freeman, Chris Jackson, Mitchell S. Jackson, Tina Jordan, Téa Obreht, and Rowan Ricardo Phillips.

40 essential LGBTQ books

2016 Pride Month Recommended Reading List
To celebrate Pride Month—and to commemorate the end of our first year of BookUp LGBTQ at the Hetrick-Martin Institute in New York City and the launch of our first BookUp LGBTQ at the Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit—The National Book Foundation presents our second annual Pride Month Reading List.


Cheryl Cohen Effron and Jennifer Rudolph Walsh join the National Book Foundation's Board of Directors Cheryl Cohen Effron (left) and Jennifer Rudolph Walsh (right)

Cheryl Cohen Effron and Jennifer Rudolph Walsh bring new perspectives and support to the National Book Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Effron, a member of the New York City Planning Commission, oversaw the creation of Chelsea Market as president of ATC Management. Walsh is the head of the Worldwide Literary Department at William Morris Endeavor (WME) and founder of the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award.

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New Karen Russell story!

Read 5 Under 35 Honoree Karen Russell’s latest story, “The Bog Girl,” in the New Yorker.

Karen Russell story, "Bog Girl" featured in the New Yorker

“The young turf-cutter fell hard for his first girlfriend while operating heavy machinery in the peatlands. His name was Cillian Eddowis, he was fifteen years old, and he was illegally employed by Bos Ardee.”

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