Teen Press Conference

Where young readers meet and interview their literary heroes

One of the best school events I’ve ever attended.

—Robin Benway, National Book Award Winner

Attendees at the 2022 Teen Press Conference. (Photo credit: Beowulf Sheehan)
Attendees at the 2022 Teen Press Conference at the 92NY. (Photo credit: Michael Priest Photography)

The Teen Press Conference brings the excitement and prestige of the National Book Awards to an audience of young people. Held the day before the National Book Awards ceremony, every year hundreds of middle and high school students from NYC schools attend free-of-charge, receive free copies of the nominated titles, and have the unique opportunity to connect and interact with high-profile authors in what is often their first exposure to a literary arts event.

The Teen Press Conference is also presented annually at the Miami Book Fair.

The 2024 Teen Press Conference in New York City will take place on November 19, 2024. Group registration will open on September 16, 2024.

For more information, please email Education Programs Manager, Julianna Lee Marino at jleemarino@nationalbook.org.

Watch the 2022 Teen Press Conference, hosted by Rita Williams-Garcia:


Watch the 2021 Teen Press Conference, hosted by Kwame Alexander:


Watch the 2020 Teen Press Conference, hosted by Jason Reynolds:


Watch the 2019 Teen Press Conference, hosted by Angie Thomas:


Watch the 2018 Teen Press Conference, hosted by Jenny Han:


Watch the 2017 Teen Press Conference, hosted by Alvin Irby:


Watch the 2016 Teen Press Conference, hosted by Brendan Kiely:


Watch the 2015 Teen Press Conference,
hosted by Jacqueline Woodson with special guest LeVar Burton:

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