Presenter of the National Book Awards

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.