Steph Cha is the author of Your House Will Pay, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a California Book Award, and the Juniper Song crime trilogy. She is a critic whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, where she served as noir editor, and is the current series editor of the Best American Mystery & Suspense anthology.
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Calvin Crosby is a lifelong reader and co-owner of The King’s English Bookshop, the safe space that inspired his bookselling career. Crosby spent decades as a leader in the Northern California Independent Bookselling community, serving as Executive Director of their trade organization for six years. He also runs Brain Food Books, a nonprofit that puts new books into the hands of those without regular access.
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Silas House is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels including Lark Ascending, recipient of the 2023 Southern Book Prize for Fiction. In 2022, House was a recipient of the Duggins Prize. House’s work has been published in TIMEMagazine, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and others. House serves as the National Endowment for the Humanities Chair at Berea College and on the fiction faculty at the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing.
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Mat Johnson (Chair) is a Philip H. Knight Chair of Humanities at the University of Oregon. His publications included the novels Invisible Things and Pym, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the graphic novel Incognegro. Johnson is the recipient of the 2007 United States Artists James Baldwin Fellowship, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, and the American Book Award.
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Helena María Viramontes
Helena María Viramontes is the author of The Moths and Other Stories, and novels Under the Feet of Jesus and Their Dogs Came with Them. She is currently working on a novel in triptych form entitled The Cemetery Boys. Viramontes is Distinguished Professor of Arts & Sciences in English at Cornell University and former director of Cornell’s Creative Writing Program.
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2023 National Book Awards Ceremony - featuring LeVar Burton welcome and special guest Oprah Winfrey
2023 National Book Awards Ceremony - Oprah Winfrey
National Book Foundation Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Paul Yamazaki, 2023
National Book Foundation’s Board Chair David Steinberger at the 74th National Book Awards
National Book Foundation Presents 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award to Rita Dove
National Book Foundation – Falling in Love with Reading
National Book Foundation’s Executive Director Ruth Dickey at the 74th National Book Awards
Dan Santat accepts 2023 National Book Award for Young People’s Lit. for A First Time for Everything
Stenio Gardel, Bruna Dantas Lobato accept 2023 Nat Book Award(Trans. Lit). for The Words That Remain
Craig Santos Perez accepts 2023 National Book Award, Poetry for from unincorporated territory [åmot]
Ned Blackhawk accepts the 2023 National Book Award for Nonfiction for The Rediscovery of America
Justin Torres accepts the 2023 National Book Award for Fiction for Blackouts
Statement from 2023 National Book Award Finalists
74th Annual National Book Awards Ceremony - Full Event
2023 National Book Awards Ballot - full color
2023 National Book Awards Ballot - printer friendly