It’s time for our annual Season’s Readings campaign!

 Season’s Readings, everyone! For this year’s annual Season’s Readings campaign, we are once again asking supporters like you to give to one of our vital education programs: Book Rich Environments. Numerous studies have shown that the presence of books in a home makes a significant academic difference for the kids living there. And the more books, the more positive outcomes. But for too many families, books are an unaffordable luxury. Book Rich Environments provides free, high-quality books to families living in public housing communities across the US. We have committed local partners who run community programming, generous publishers who donate books year after year, and many, many excited participants. What we don’t have is a funding source that covers the significant cost of shipping 200,000 books to over 50 communities across the country. That’s where you come in! It costs less than $0.25 to ship a book! That means … Continue reading “It’s time for our annual Season’s Readings campaign!”

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2022 National Book Awards Finalist Reading - November 15 at 7 p.m.

Watch the 2022 National Book Awards Finalists Reading

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.

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Watch the 2022 National Book Awards Teen Press Conference

   The National Book Awards Teen Press Conference brings the excitement of the most prestigious literary award in the US to middle and high school students in New York City, and across the country. 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 15, 2022. Livestream: 10:30am-11:30am ET. HOSTED BY:  Rita Williams-Garcia, a Queens, New York native, is the celebrated author of novels for young adult and middle-grade readers. Her middle-grade novel, Clayton Byrd Goes Underground won the 2018 NAACP Image Award for Literature for Young People and was a 2017 National Book Award Finalist. Williams-Garcia is most known for her Coretta Scott King Author Award-winning Gaither Sisters trilogy that begins with One Crazy Summer, recipient of the Newbery Honor and the Scott O’Dell Prize for Historical Fiction. She is a three-time … Continue reading “Watch the 2022 National Book Awards Teen Press Conference”

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Padma Lakshmi, Television Host and Author, to Host 73rd National Book Awards

The Emmy-nominated producer and activist will be the master of ceremonies for the 2022 National Book Awards The National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards, announced Padma Lakshmi, award-winning television host and New York Times bestselling author, will host the 73rd National Book Awards on November 16, 2022. “The National Book Awards Ceremony is the highlight of our work each year celebrating exceptional literature,” said Ruth Dickey, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation. “We are honored that Padma Lakshmi will bring her passion for books, storytellers, and human connection to this year’s in-person Benefit Dinner.” Lakshmi is the creator, host, and executive producer of the critically acclaimed Hulu series Taste the Nation; host and executive producer of Top Chef; bestselling author of multiple cookbooks, a memoir, and a children’s book; the co-founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America; and an advocate for immigrants’ rights, women’s rights, and food … Continue reading “Padma Lakshmi, Television Host and Author, to Host 73rd National Book Awards”

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2022 National Book Award Finalists Announced

Twenty-five Finalists to contend for National Book Awards in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature The twenty-five Finalists for the 2022 National Book Awards for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature were announced with the New York Times. The five Finalists in each category were selected by a distinguished panel of judges, and were advanced from the Longlists announced in September with The New Yorker. Between the five categories, there are six writers and one translator who have been previously honored by the National Book Awards: Gayl Jones, a 1998 Fiction Finalist; Scholastique Mukasonga, a 2019 Translated Literature Finalist; Sharon Olds, a 2002 Poetry Finalist; David Quammen, a 2018 Nonfiction Longlister; Yoko Tawada and Margaret Mitsutani, the 2018 Translated Literature Winners; and Jenny Xie, a 2018 Poetry Finalist. All five of the Finalists for Young People’s Literature are first-time National Book … Continue reading “2022 National Book Award Finalists Announced”

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2022 National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction

The ten contenders for the National Book Award for Fiction Find The New Yorker’s announcement here. The National Book Foundation announced the Longlist for the 2022 National Book Award for Fiction. The Finalists in all five categories will be revealed on Tuesday, October 4. Of the ten titles on the 2022 Fiction Longlist, eight are debut works of fiction. Only one writer on this year’s list has been previously honored by the National Book Awards: Gayl Jones was a Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction in 1998 for her novel, The Healing. The Longlisted authors have been recognized by numerous other awards, including the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) Award for Fiction, DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, Emmy Awards, PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel, Plimpton Prize for Fiction, Terry Southern Prize for Humor, and the Pushcart Prize. Among these ten writers are Hodder, Iowa Writers’ Workshop, … Continue reading “2022 National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction”

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2022 National Book Awards Longlist for Nonfiction

The ten contenders for the National Book Award for Nonfiction Find The New Yorker’s announcement here. The National Book Foundation announced the Longlist for the 2022 National Book Award for Nonfiction. The Finalists in all five categories will be revealed on Tuesday, October 4. The 2022 Nonfiction Longlist is comprised of a mix of debut and established writers, and includes works of memoir, science writing, biographies of American political figures, explorations of US and global history, and more. A majority of the Longlisted authors are newcomers to the National Book Awards and the National Book Foundation, with exceptions being David Quammen, who was Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2018, and Kelly Lytle Hernández, who was a 2019-2020 Literature for Justice Committee Member and a 2020-2021 Literature for Justice selected title. This year’s Nonfiction Longlist includes two Guggenheim Fellows and a MacArthur Fellow. In addition, the Longlisted … Continue reading “2022 National Book Awards Longlist for Nonfiction”

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2022 National Book Awards Longlist for Poetry

The ten contenders for the National Book Award for Poetry Find The New Yorker’s announcement here. The National Book Foundation announced the Longlist for the 2022 National Book Award for Poetry. The Finalists in all five categories will be revealed on Tuesday, October 4. Three of this year’s Longlisted poets are past National Book Award-honored authors: Jay Hopler was a Finalist for Poetry in 2016, Sharon Olds was a Finalist for Poetry in 2002, and Jenny Xie was a Finalist for Poetry in 2018. The Longlist includes a MacArthur Fellow, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and three Whiting Award winners. This year’s poets have received fellowships from the American Academy in Rome, Cave Canem, MacDowell, Kundiman, the Jerome Foundation, Poetry Foundation, Lannan Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Library of Congress. Other prizes that have recognized the Longlisted poets are: the American Book Awards, the Amy Awards, the Pushcart … Continue reading “2022 National Book Awards Longlist for Poetry”

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2022 National Book Awards Longlist for Translated Literature

The ten contenders for the National Book Award for Translated Literature Find The New Yorker’s announcement here. The National Book Foundation today announced the Longlist for the 2022 National Book Award for Translated Literature. The Finalists in all five categories will be revealed on Tuesday, October 4. The ten titles on this year’s Translated Literature Longlist were originally written in nine different languages: Arabic, Danish, French, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, and Spanish. Six honorees have previously been recognized by the National Book Awards. Martin Aitken was a Finalist for Translated Literature in 2018, Jennifer Croft was a Finalist for Translated Literature in 2018, Scholastique Mukasonga was a Finalist for Translated Literature in 2019, Yoko Tawada and Margaret Mitsutani were the Winners of the National Book Award for Translated Literature in 2018, and Olga Tokarczuk was a Finalist for Translated Literature in 2018 and Longlisted in 2019. The authors and … Continue reading “2022 National Book Awards Longlist for Translated Literature”

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