Presenter of the National Book Awards

NBA On Campus, 2015

Now in its tenth year, National Book Awards on Campus brings our Winners and Finalists to colleges and universities for readings and discussions. The 2015 calendar includes authors Phil Klay, Fred Moten, and John Corey Whaley at Sam Houston State University in Texas, and Peter Osnos and Anand Gopal at Concordia College in Minnesota. Both events will include a free, open to the public author reading and discussion. 

Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas.
Monday, March 23, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Gaertner Performing Arts Center
Payne Concert Hall

Participating authors:

- Phil Klay, 2014 NBA Fiction Winner for Redeployment
- Fred Moten, 2014 NBA Poetry Finalist for The Feel Trio
- John Corey Whaley, 2014 NBA Young People's Literature Finalist for Noggin

Community Meet & Greet and Book Signing
Host: Jeff Shotts, executive editor of Graywolf Press

The NBA authors will also hold workshops with SHSU’s creative-writing M.F.A. students, and
Whaley will visit Huntsville High School.

Sam Houston State University contact Info:

Event info on Sam Houston's website:

Concordia College - 10th Anniversary

Osnos and GopalConcordia College, Moorehead, Minnesota
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Centrum, Knutson Campus Center

Participating authors:

- Evan Osnos, 2014 National Book Award Winner in Nonfiction for Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
- Anand Gopal, 2014 National Book Award Finalist in Nonfiction for No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes

Readings and Conversations With the Authors
John Ydstie '74, National Public Radio economics correspondent
Harold Augenbraum, executive director of the National Book Foundation.

Books will be available in the library and the bookstore.

The authors’ residency on March 26-27, 2015 will include master classes and a luncheon with students and faculty at which Gopal and Osnos will talk on the theme of “excellence.”

Concordia College contact info:
Dawn Rude, Event Coordinator, 218-299-4541

Event info on Concordia's website: