Find Today.com’s announcement here. The National Book Foundation announced its annual 5 Under 35 honorees, a selection of five fiction writers under the age of 35 whose debut work promises to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape. Each honoree was selected by a past National Book Award Winner, Finalist, or Longlister, or by an author previously recognized by the 5 Under 35 program. 5 Under 35 honorees are writers from around the world, under the age of 35, who have published their first and only book of fiction—either a short story collection or a novel—within the last five years. “Since it was established in 2006, the 5 Under 35 program has identified writers whose debut titles suggest careers of great promise,” said David Steinberger, Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Book Foundation. “These exceptional young writers have already made their mark on the literary world with … Continue reading “The National Book Foundation Announces its 2023 5 Under 35 Honorees”
Presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and The Cooper Union, the 2023 Science + Literature Ceremony celebrates the second cohort of Science + Literature selected titles: Dyke (Geology), Real Life, and Blockchain Chicken Farm. The program feature readings and conversation with authors Sabrina Imbler, Brandon Taylor, and Xiaowei R. Wang, moderated by Jennifer Baker, creator and host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast.
Applications for the 2023/24 National Book Foundation Teacher Fellowship are now closed. Notifications will be sent in early June. If you have any questions, please reach out to Deputy Director Jordan Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Calling all teachers! We are thrilled to announce the launch of a brand-new initiative: the National Book Foundation Teacher Fellowship. The National Book Foundation Teacher Fellowship supports and celebrates 6th-12th grade teachers using innovative methods to make reading for pleasure a part of their students’ school day experience, and aims to: Support classroom activities that have a direct impact on the development of students as lifelong readers Celebrate and highlight creative and effective models for independent reading instruction Connect more young people with great literature through National Book Award-honored titles. As part of the Fellowship, teachers will receive a stipend as well as a book buying budget, develop or continue an initiative that promotes reading for pleasure … Continue reading “Announcing the National Book Foundation Teacher Fellowship”
Twenty-two authors honored by the National Book Foundation to appear at 15 events between February and May 2023 The National Book Foundation announced its spring NBF Presents line-up of 15 events taking place in 12 states from February through May 2023. NBF Presents, the moniker for all of the Foundation’s public programs, aims to reach readers all over the United States, in-person and virtually, with access to thought-provoking conversations featuring authors honored by the National Book Foundation, through the National Book Awards, 5 Under 35, and, most recently, Science + Literature. Programming for the spring season will be presented alongside new and returning program partners, and held in-person, with select events streamed online at no cost to attendees. Authors honored by the National Book Foundation confirmed to appear at NBF Presents events in the spring season include Alexandra Chang, Jonathan Escoffery, Tess Gunty, Joseph Han, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Sabrina … Continue reading “National Book Foundation Announces 2023 Spring Season of NBF Presents”
The National Book Foundation (NBF) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation today announced selected titles for the second year of the Science + Literature program. The initiative identifies three books annually that deepen readers’ understanding of science and technology and focuses on highlighting the diversity of voices in contemporary science and technology writing. Authors receive a $10,000 cash prize, are celebrated at a ceremony in March, and will be featured in associated national public programming. The titles are selected by a committee of five scientific and literary experts, also announced today. The program is made possible by a three-year, $525,000 grant from the Sloan Foundation. The three selected titles—all authored by queer writers of color—include a hybrid chapbook, a novel, and an essay collection. A blend of lyrical science writing, prose poem, and autofiction, Sabrina Imbler’s chapbook Dyke (geology) juxtaposes the lifecycles—and dating cycles—of both Hawaiian volcanoes and a queer … Continue reading “National Book Foundation and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Announce the 2023 Science + Literature Selected Titles”
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The Literary Arts Emergency Fund (LAEF) is a historic collaboration between the Academy of American Poets, the Community of Literary Magazines & Presses (CLMP), and the National Book Foundation to support and advocate for the nonprofit literary arts field. Thanks to a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation, over two cycles, the Fund distributed an unprecedented $7,830,000 to 376 nonprofit literary arts organizations and publishers in 43 states across the US, as well as Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, which were disastrously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In September 2020, regrants were made to 282 nonprofit literary arts organizations and publishers. In April 2022, regrants were made to 313 nonprofit literary arts organizations and publishers. Across both funding cycles, data was collected from applicants, which included information about finances, programs and publications, and reach. In preparation for the second funding cycle, LAEF worked with WolfBrown, a consulting firm that assists cultural … Continue reading “Read the 2022 Literary Arts Emergency Fund Impact Report”
The National Book Foundation (NBF) is pleased to announce our Bridge to 75: Strategic Plan 2022—2025, which will take the Foundation through the 75th National Book Awards in November 2024 and beyond. NBF is grateful for the support of the many partners who provided valuable feedback to help craft this plan, including readers, writers, publishing professionals, teachers, librarians, program partners and participants, funders, and many, many others. The Foundation looks forward to updating you on our progress toward the goals outlined within, and reaching more readers, in more ways than ever before, as we approach this landmark anniversary of the National Book Awards. Read the Strategic Plan If you are interested in Bridge to 75 investment opportunities, please contact Director of Development Meg Tansey at email@example.com. To make a gift in support of the National Book Foundation today, please click below. Support NBF
Each year, the Finalists in Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature gather the evening before the National Book Awards Ceremony to read excerpts from their honored works. The 2022 National Book Awards Finalist Reading will be hosted by Saraciea J. Fennell, writer and founder of The Bronx is Reading. Doors will open at 6:30pm EST, and the program will begin at 7:00pm EST. Only guests who have registered in advance will be admitted. The event will be live-streamed and in-person at the NYU Kimmel Center, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium. Presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation and the NYU Creative Writing Program. The 73rd National Book Awards Ceremony will be broadcast live on November 16, 2022 at 8:00pm ET. Sign up to watch, receive updates about the upcoming ceremony, and discover this year’s Winners in real-time.