The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
(Alfred A. Knopf) -Interview
David M. Carroll, Following the Water: A Hydromancer's
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) - Interview Sean
B. Carroll, Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures
in the Search for the Origins of Species (Houghton
Mifflin Harcourt) - Interview Greg
Grandin, Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of
Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City (Metropolitan
Books/Henry Holt) - Interview Adrienne
Mayor, The Poison King: The Life and Legend
of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy (Princeton
University Press) - Interview
The Winner in each of the four categories –
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and People's Literature
– will be announced at the 60th National Book
Awards Benefit Dinner and Ceremony at Cipriani Wall
Street in New York City on Wednesday, November 18.
2009 National Book Awards
Dinner Master of Ceremonies
Borowitz is an author, comedian, satirist, and film
actor. His work appears in The New Yorker, The Huffington
Post and at his satirical website, BorowitzReport.com.
He has received numerous awards for his writing, including
the first-ever National Press Club Award for humor in
2004. He has written six humor books and is a two-time
finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. He
won the NAACP Image Award for creating the hit television
series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, starring
Will Smith. He produced the Oscar-nominated film Pleasantville
and wrote the upcoming Paramount motion picture Dinner
for Schmucks, starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd.
He has made countless television and film appearances,
including the Woody Allen film Melinda and Melinda.
He is writing his first novel.
Awards Teen Press Conference
Back by popular demand, Moderator: “Stinky Cheese”
Author Jon Scieszka
The New York Public Library’s Celeste Bartos Forum
Press Inquiries and attendance information, contact Sherrie
Book Awards Finalist Reading
Tishman Auditorium, First Floor
The New School
66 W. 12th St.
New York, NY
Start time of the event 7pm
Reservations will be available through the New School Box
Office. The New School box office 212-229-5488
or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Foundation will have video footage of the reading
available on our website after the event.
Book Awards Ceremony and Dinner
Cipriani Wall Street
New York City