Host Your Own National Book Awards


“The Oscars of the book world” – Vanity Fair 

We are thrilled to celebrate the 73rd National Book Awards Ceremony virtually with readers everywhere! Gather the book lovers in your life, and join us to learn this year’s Winners in real-time and to support the National Book Foundation’s vital work. Sign up to watch, make a donation, and more at, and download the ballot to make your own predictions!


The Awards Ceremony will start at 8:00 pm EST on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. The expected runtime of the Ceremony is 90 minutes.


Free! The National Book Foundation is pleased to broadcast the Ceremony free, but requests book lovers like you support the Foundation’s work with a suggested donation of $50.


For in-person gatherings, only the host needs to register with the Foundation to watch and receive Awards updates, using the form below. For online gatherings, we recommend that each participant sign up to watch individually, so they can stay up-to-date. Please visit and sign up to watch!


When in-person, the National Book Awards Ceremony is black tie, but for your event, anything goes!


Might we suggest a Cipriani-inspired Bellini? You can substitute sparkling apple cider for a nonalcoholic version.


NBA—honored books make great party favors.

Those who support the National Book Foundation with a gift of $250 or over will receive a $25 gift card from Bookshop.


All you need is any device that can connect to the internet. The National Book Awards will be streamed live at, and YouTube.


Share your thoughts on this year’s books and Ceremony, and don’t forget to tag the National Book Foundation on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter and use the hashtag #NBAwards!


Our work isn’t possible without your support. Thank you for sharing your love of literature, and of the National Book Awards. Please register your National Book Awards watch party with us, and be entered to win one set of this year’s Awards Winners!