Heid E. Erdrich(Chair) is the author of seven poetry collections, including Little Big Bully, a National Poetry Series winner. Erdrich edited the anthology New Poets of Native Nationsand has received many honors, including the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress, the Balcones Poetry Prize, and a National Artists Fellowship from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. Erdrich is a 2020-2024 guest curator for the Mead Art Museum of Amherst College. She lives in Minnesota and is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain.
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Jonathan Farmer is the author of That Peculiar Affirmative: On the Social Life of Poems and the founder of At Length. He teaches middle and high school English, and he lives in Durham, NC.
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Raina J. León
Raina J. León, PhD is Black, Afro-Boricua, and from Philadelphia (Lenni Lenape ancestral lands). She is a mother, daughter, sister, madrina, comadre, partner, poet, writer, artist, digital archivist, podcaster, and teacher educator. She is the author of black god mother this body, Canticle of Idols, Boogeyman Dawn, sombra : (dis)locate, and the chapbooks, profeta without refuge and Areyto to Atabey: Essays on the Mother(ing) Self. She is a founding editor of The Acentos Review, an online international journal devoted to the promotion of Latinx arts, which has published nearly 1,000 Latinx/Latine voices. She teaches at the University of Southern Maine and co-hosts the podcast, Generational Archives.
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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