january, 2021

21jan6:00 pmNBF Presents: Happy Debut Year6:00 pm ET

Event Details

Douglas Stuart. (Photo credit: Martyn Pickersgill)
Megha Majumdar. (Photo credit: Elena Seibert)
Tommye Blount. (Photo credit: Tarfia Faizullah)

To kick off the new year, the Foundation celebrates three 2020 National Book Award–honored authors whose first books made an undeniable impact on the literary landscape. Tommye Blount (Fantasia for the Man in Blue, Finalist, Poetry), Megha Majumdar (A Burning, Longlist, Fiction), and Douglas Stuart (Shuggie Bain, Finalist, Fiction) discuss releasing debuts in 2020, discovering an audience, and what comes next, for them and for contemporary literature.


Moderated by MJ Franklin, an editor at the New York Times Book Review.


Books are available for purchase at Bookshop.org with thanks to this season’s bookseller, Loyalty Bookstores.

Watch the event here.


(Thursday) 6:00 pm ET




National Book Foundation