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The Foundation Seeks Nominations for its Sixth Annual Innovations in Reading Prize

Access applications for the 2014 Innovations in Reading 2014

The Foundation's Innovations in Reading Prize recognizes exceptional initiatives and programs that have created and sustained a lifelong love of reading: thoughtful, groundbreaking projects that generate excitement and passion for literature and books. The Foundation is particularly interested in applications from people and organizations that have developed interdisciplinary approaches and incorporate innovative thinking in design, technology, social activism, or other fields.

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Raise a glass and share a meal with some of today’s most renowned authors in this unique series of literary evenings at BAMcafé (Lepercq Space). Each event begins with a buffet dinner, including wine and dessert, accompanied by live music. Following dinner, the evening’s featured author reads from his/her work and discusses the creative process. Guests are encouraged to ask questions and have their book signed at the conclusion of the evening. 

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If you missed the Foundation's 2013 National Book Awards Finalists Reading held in partnership with The New School, in New York. You can still watch the entire event here. >

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Battleborn, by Claire Vaye Watkins

"The most exciting book of fiction I read this past year is Claire Vaye Watkins’s debut collection of stories, Battleborn. Despite her many recent accolades and awards, I hadn’t heard of this young writer – the collection was published in fact in 2012 – and from the moment I opened the first pages I was enthralled, utterly and completely.” Chang-Rae Lee on his Year in Reading.

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