october, 2021

03oct2:00 pmNBF Presents: An Afternoon with the National Book Awards2:00 pm EDT

Event Details

Candice Iloh. Photo credit: Justin Lamar
Michelle Bowdler (Photo credit: Alonso Nichols)
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram. (Photo credit: Adrienne Mathiowetz)
Rumaan Alam. (Photo credit: David A. Land)

What do books that investigate bodies, Blackness, the judicial system, and the end of the world have in common? Join 2020 National Book Award–honored authors Rumaan Alam (Leave the World Behind, Finalist, Fiction), Lillian-Yvonne Bertram (Travesty Generator, Longlist, Poetry), Michelle Bowdler (Is Rape a Crime?: A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto, Longlist, Nonfiction), and Candice Iloh (Every Body Looking, Finalist, Young People’s Literature) for a cross-genre conversation on the intersections of contemporary literature, recognition, and community—behind and beyond computer screens.

Moderated by Ruth Dickey, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, and presented in partnership with the Brooklyn Book Festival.


(Sunday) 2:00 pm