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Literature for Justice: Art in and of the Carceral State

In its third and final year, the National Book Foundation’s Literature for Justice program continues to offer literature as a vehicle … Cont

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Watch Literature for Justice: Locating Freedom

In its third and final year, the National Book Foundation’s Literature for Justice program continues to offer literature as a … Continue read

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Watch NBF Presents: Borders of Belonging

  To question the “other” in American identity, join National Book Award–honored authors Laila Lalami (The Other Americans, 2019 Fiction &h

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Submissions Open for the 2021 National Book Awards

Twenty-five judges in five categories will review submitted titles and select the five Winners of the 72nd National Book Awards … Continue read

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Watch NBF Presents: Secrets of the South

Join National Book Award–honored authors Jericho Brown (The Tradition, 2019 Poetry Finalist), Tayari Jones (An American Marriage, 2018 Fiction Longl

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National Book Foundation Names Ruth Dickey as New Executive Director

Current Executive Director of Seattle Arts & Lectures to begin new role in May 2021.   The National Book Foundation … Continue reading

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Watch NBF Presents: Black History Reexamined

In two groundbreaking works, 2020 National Book Award–honored authors Tamara Payne (The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X, … Continue r

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Watch NBF Presents: Happy Debut Year

To kick off the new year, the Foundation celebrated three 2020 National Book Award–honored authors whose first books made an … Continue readi

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The Foundation Elects W. W. Norton & Company’s President, Julia A. Reidhead, to Board of Directors

NBF welcomes Reidhead to its Board of Directors and the Board elects longtime member PD Villarreal as Treasurer The National … Continue reading

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