The National Book Foundation is guided by the following core beliefs:

– Books are essential to a thriving cultural landscape

– Books and literature provide a depth of engagement that helps to protect, stimulate, and promote discourse in American society

– Books and literature are for everyone, no matter where the reader is situated geographically, economically, racially, or otherwise

The mission of the National Book Foundation is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture.

“I am deeply grateful to each and every one of you who reads my work and finds something that sings to you, that moves you in it, I hope to continue this conversation with you for all of our days.”

 

 

CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS

 

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