National Book Awards Ceremony 2011
Part 1 of 2
Content of Video 1 of 2:
00:10 - Host John Lithgow begins his opening remarks.
06:50 - Lithgow introduces Walter Mosley.
07:45 - Mosley takes the stage to present the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community to Mitchell Kaplan.
10:25 - Kaplan takes the stage to accept the Literarian Award.
23:35 - Lithgow returns to the stage to introduce Ann Lauterbach.
24:40 - Lauterbach takes the stage to present the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to John Ashbery.
31:35 - Ashbery takes the stage to accept the DCAL Medal.
42:15 - Lithgow returns to the stage to announce that dinner is served.
Part 2 of 2
Content of Video 2 of 2:
01:18 - Chairman of the National Book Foundation David Steinberger
08:05 - John Lithgow introduces Marc Aronson, Chair of the Young People's Literature Judges Panel
10:03 - Aronson's presentation
11:39 - 2011 NBA Young People's Literature Winner Thanhha Lai's acceptance speech
12:40 - Lithgow introduces Elizabeth Alexander, Chair of the Poetry Judges Panel
13:40 - Alexander's presentation
16:08 - 2011 NBA Poetry Winner Nikky Finney's acceptance speech
22:35 - Lithgow introduces Alice Kaplan, Chair of the Nonfiction Judges Panel
23:35 - Kaplan's presentation
27:13 - 2011 NBA Nonfiction Winner Stephen Greenblatts' acceptance speech
31:05 - Lithgow introduces Deirdre McNamer, Chair of the Fiction Judges Panel
32:01 - McNamer's presentation
36:05- 2011 NBA Fiction Winner Jesmyn Ward's acceptance speech
39:16 - Lithgow concludes the ceremony.