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