John Joseph Adams is the series editor of Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. He is also the editor of the bestselling anthologies The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination and The Living Dead, which was nominated for a World Fantasy Award and named one of the "Best Books of the Year" by Publishers Weekly. In 2011, he was a finalist for the 2011 Hugo Award for Best Professional Editor, Short Form. He is also editor of Lightspeed magazine, which won the Hugo Award in 2014 for Best Semiprozine.
Teri Lesesne is a professor in the Department of Library Science at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, where she teaches courses in literature for children and young adults. A former middle school English teacher, Teri is the Executive Director of ALAN, the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English. She is the author of three books for reading professionals.
G. Neri is the Coretta Scott King honor-winning author of Yummy: the Last Days of a Southside Shorty and is a recipient of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award for his free-verse novella, Chess Rumble. His novels include Knockout Games, Surf Mules, and the Horace Mann Upstander Award-winning Ghetto Cowboy. His forthcoming novel, Tru & Nelle, about the childhood friendship between Harper Lee and Truman Capote, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the March of 2016.
2015 NBA Fiction Award Winner: Adam Johnson (Full Speech)
2015 NBA Non-Fiction Award Winner: Ta-Nehisi Coates (Full Speech)
2015 NBA Poetry Award Winner: Robin Coste Lewis (Full Speech)
2015 NBA Young People's Literature Award Winner: Neal Shusterman (Full Speech)
2015 National Book Awards Ceremony Wednesday, November 18, 2015, Cipriani Wall Street, New York, NY
2015 National Book Awards - Harold Augenbraum Honored