Awards season is here at last! Just four days before the 2018 National Book Awards, you’ll have a chance to join
Awards season is here at last! Just four days before the 2018 National Book Awards, you’ll have a chance to join the National Book Foundation at the Portland Book Festival for an exciting Awards reading featuring 2018 Awards Finalists and Longlisted authors (and maybe even forthcoming Winners!). The reading will include writers honored in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature and will highlight some of the best contemporary literature in America.
Elizabeth Acevedo (The Poet X)
Jamel Brinkley (A Lucky Man)
Lauren Groff (Florida)
Tommy Orange (There There)
Justin Phillip Reed (Indecency)
Victoria Johnson (American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic)
David Quammen (The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life)
Daniel Gumbiner (The Boatbuilder)
The reading will be moderated by Editorial Director for The Asian American Writers’ Workshop Jyothi Natarajan.
(Saturday) 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Jason Reynolds with his National Book Awards Finalists Medallion, photo
Every year on the night before the National Book Awards, all of the Finalists gather at the New School to read from their honored titles at an event that is open to the public. The 2018 reading will feature the Finalists in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young People’s Literature, and the newly added category of Translated Literature.
SOLD OUT! This event will also be livestreamed here.
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The New School
6 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, First Floor, New York, NY
Mark your calendars, because Awards season is nearly upon us! The
Mark your calendars, because Awards season is nearly upon us!
The Sixty-Ninth National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner will be held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on Wednesday, November 14, and will also be live-streamed online in its entirety.
(Wednesday) 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Cipriani Wall Street
55 Wall St, New York, NY 10005
Fresh from the 2018 National Book Awards, join the National Book Foundation at the Miami Book Fair
Fresh from the 2018 National Book Awards, join the National Book Foundation at the Miami Book Fair for a special evening that highlights the best of contemporary literature in America. Every 2018 National Book Award Longlister, Finalist, and Winner is invited to Miami for a super-sized Awards reading—the first chance to hear from these honored authors following the whirlwind of the National Book Awards. The reading will feature recognized works from all Awards categories, including Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young People’s Literature, and—for the first time—the new Translated Literature category. Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, will moderate the evening. This event is made possible by the generosity of the James L. Knight Foundation.
november 16 (Friday) - 17 (Saturday)
Miami Book Fair International Miami, FL
Date to be announced Join the National Book Foundation at the Houston Public Library as they launch a new
Join the National Book Foundation at the Houston Public Library as they launch a new campaign and celebration focused on the literary legacy and seminal works of James Baldwin, a four-time National Book Award Finalist (Giovanni’s Room, Nobody Knows My Name, The Fire Next Time, and Just Above My Head). Author in Focus: James Baldwin is presented with filmmaker Raoul Peck and Velvet Films, the team behind the critically acclaimed documentary I Am Not Your Negro, with funding from the Ford Foundation. The program will include a screening of the film and a discussion between two authors who will talk about the importance of Baldwin and his work’s urgent relevance in today’s society.
november 18 (Sunday) - 20 (Tuesday)