Host Your Own National Book Awards

 

“The Oscars of the book world” – Vanity Fair 

We are thrilled to celebrate the 72nd National Book Awards Ceremony virtually with readers everywhere—including your own community of book lovers! Gather your pod in-person or online, and join us to learn this year’s Winners in real-time and to support the National Book Foundation’s vital work. RSVP, donate, and watch at nationalbook.org/awards, and download the ballot to make your own predictions!

DATE & TIME

The Awards Ceremony will start at 7:00 pm ET on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. The expected runtime of the Ceremony is 90 minutes.

IN-PERSON or ONLINE

The choice to host in-person or online is yours! If you are comfortable opting for an in-person celebration, please be sure to follow all local health and safety guidelines.

TICKET PRICE

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.

DRESS CODE

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

MENU

Celebrate with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvre specially developed for this year’s Awards by 2019 National Book Award Longlister and Michelin—starred chef and restaurateur Iliana Regan (Burn the Place: A Memoir).

BOOK FAVORS

NBA—honored books make great party favors.

Those who support the National Book Foundation with a gift of $150 or over will receive a $25 gift card from Bookshop.

TECHNOLOGY

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

RSVP

For in-person gatherings, only the host needs to RSVP to the Foundation to watch and receive Awards updates. For online gatherings, ALL participants should RSVP at nationalbook.org/awards

SPREAD THE LOVE

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

THANK YOU!

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!

 

You can RSVP to the Awards, donate, share, and watch here: nationalbook.org/awards/