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Watch NBF Presents: Revolutionary Joy

Watch NBF Presents: Revolutionary Joy

NBF Presents’ season finale recognizes the historical and literary significance of Black trans and nonbinary narratives with National Book Award–h

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Watch NBF Presents: The Art of Translation

Watch NBF Presents: The Art of Translation

Hurricane Season is the story of a dead witch set in a small town in Mexico. The book, translated from the Spanish, found a global audience and recogn

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Literature for Justice: The Freedom to Read

Literature for Justice: The Freedom to Read

Over the past three years, the National Book Foundation’s Literature for Justice committees have curated thought-provoking reading lists on the topi

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Watch NBF Presents: Poetry in Protest

Watch NBF Presents: Poetry in Protest

It’s National Poetry Month, and to celebrate, National Book Award–honored authors Toi Derricotte (“I”: New and Selected Poems, 2019 Poetry Fin

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Watch Literature for Justice: Art in and of the Carceral State

Watch 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 for conversat

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Watch NBF Presents: Borders of Belonging

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 Fi

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Watch NBF Presents: Secrets of the South

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

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 announced that Ruth Dicke

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Watch NBF Presents: Black History Reexamined

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, Winner, Nonfiction)

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