Highlights from the 2018 5 Under 35 Celebration

A selection of photos from the 2018 5 Under 35 celebration, honoring the debut fiction writers Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (Friday Black), Hannah Lillith Assadi (Sonora), Akwaeke Emezi (Freshwater), Lydia Kiesling (The Golden State), and Moriel Rothman-Zecher (Sadness Is a White Bird). Hosted by Natasha Lyonne.

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Watch the 2018 National Book Awards Ceremony

The 69th National Book Awards, hosted by Nick Offerman, were streamed live from New York City on November 14, 2018. Lifetime achievement awards were presented to Doron Weber and Isabel Allende, followed by the announcement of the Winners of National Book Awards in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature. You can watch the full ceremony below and at our Facebook page. 2018 Winners Fiction The Friend by Sigrid Nunez Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House Nonfiction The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart Oxford University Press Poetry Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed Coffee House Press Translated Literature The Emissary by Yoko Tawada, translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani New Directions Publishing Young People’s Literature The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo HarperTeen / HarperCollins Publishers  

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Watch the 2018 National Book Awards Finalists Reading

Every year on the night before the National Book Awards, all of the Finalists gather at the New School to read from their honored titles at an event that is open to the public. The 2018 reading featured the Finalists in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young People’s Literature, and the newly added category of Translated Literature. 

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Highlights from the 2018 National Book Awards Teen Press Conference

The National Book Awards Teen Press Conference brings the excitement of the most prestigious literary award in the country to New York City’s middle and high school students. Held during National Book Awards week, Teen Press Conference invites school groups to attend a free literary event that is curated just for them. Tuesday November 13th Hosted by: Jenny Han, Author of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, now a hit Netflix movie. At the event, students received a special Reporter’s Notebook, which you can also digitally download here. Featuring: Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin, The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge Leslie Connor, The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle Christopher Paul Curtis, The Journey of Little Charlie Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Hey, Kiddo ABOUT THE HOST Jenny Han is the New York Times bestselling author of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Summer I Turned Pretty series; Shug; the Burn for Burn trilogy, cowritten with Siobhan Vivian. … Continue reading “Highlights from the 2018 National Book Awards Teen Press Conference”

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Natasha Lyonne to Host 2018 5 Under 35 Celebration

The National Book Foundation announced that Nick Offerman, acclaimed actor and bestselling author, will host the 69th National Book Awards on November 14 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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National Book Foundation live at the Portland Book Festival on 11/10 at 8 PM

Just days before the National Book Awards, join the National Book Foundation live at the Portland Book Festival for an evening of literary excellence featuring 2018 Awards authors Elizabeth Acevedo, Jamel Brinkley, Lauren Groff, Daniel Gumbiner, Victoria Johnson, Tommy Orange, and Justin Phillip Reed! The show kicks off at 8:00 pm ET on Saturday, November 10, and you can watch below or at our Facebook page. 

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Nick Offerman to Host 2018 National Book Awards Ceremony

The National Book Foundation announced that Nick Offerman, acclaimed actor and bestselling author, will host the 69th National Book Awards on November 14 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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National Book Awards Finalists Medallion, photo credit: Beowulf Sheehan

The 2018 National Book Awards Finalists Announced

The twenty-five Finalists for the 2018 National Book Awards for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature (YPL) were announced with Buzzfeed News’s AM To DM.

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Isabel Allende, Photo credit: Lori Barra

NBF to Present Lifetime Achievement Award to Acclaimed Author Isabel Allende

One of literature’s most prestigious honors, the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters recognizes individuals who have made an exceptional impact on this country’s literary heritage.

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