Watch the 2021 National Book Awards Finalists Reading

November 2021



Every year, the National Book Foundation partners with The New School’s Creative Writing Program to present readings by each of the National Book Awards Finalists. It’s a special opportunity to hear these celebrated authors together in one place. The 2021 reading features the Finalists in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature and Young People’s Literature.

The 72nd National Book Awards Ceremony will be broadcast live on November 17, 2021 at 7:00pm ET. Sign up to watch, receive updates about the upcoming ceremony, and discover this year’s Winners in real-time.