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2017 National Book Awards Announced

2017 National Book Awards Announced

  Last night, the National Book Foundation announced the winners of this year’s National Book Awards. Jesmyn Ward—one of the three women to take home one of the four awards—won her second NBA after 2011’s Salvage the Bones. To follow are this year’s winners. For a full list of finalists, click here.   Fiction Sing, Unburied, […]

2017 National Book Award Finalists Announced

2017 National Book Award Finalists Announced

Earlier this morning, the National Book Foundation announced its 2017 finalists. Find them below, listed by category and linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For those of you not attending the awards ceremony, don’t forget to join us on Twitter the evening of November 15 as Booklist Reader editor Eugenia Williamson live-tweets the whole […]

2017 National Book Awards Longlist Announced
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2017 National Book Awards Longlist Announced

Throughout the week, the National Book Foundation has announced the longlist for the 2017 National Book Awards. Below, a list of titles, listed by category, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.         Fiction A Kind of Freedom, by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton Barren Island, by Carol Zoref Dark at the Crossing, by Elliot Ackerman […]

Leonard Prize Shortlist Announced

Leonard Prize Shortlist Announced

Last night, the National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for the John Leonard prize, their award for first books. Here they are, linked to their Booklist reviews:  The Girls, by Emma Cline  Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, by Max Porter Here Comes the Sun, by Nicole Dennis-Benn Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi  The Nix, by Nathan […]

National Book Awards Recap: Tearful, Joyful, Angry, and Woke

National Book Awards Recap: Tearful, Joyful, Angry, and Woke

Most of the articles published in the wake Wednesday’s National Book Awards ceremony—in the New York Times, NPR, the Washington Post, and so on—noted how the presenters and winners addressed our current political landscape. In almost “every award announcement, speakers in the deep-blue literary community addressed Trump’s stunning upset of Democrat Hillary Clinton and how authors should […]

2016 National Book Awards: Pics and Reviews

2016 National Book Awards: Pics and Reviews

Last night, I live-tweeted the National Book Awards. While I prepare a full post, here’s a list of the winning titles with their winners, linked to their Booklist reviews:   Young People’s Literature March: Book Three, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell           Poetry The Performance of Becoming Human, by Daniel […]

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The National Book Awards Ceremony is Tonight, and We’re Covering It

The National Book Awards Ceremony is Tonight, and We’re Covering It

  Tonight, the glamourpusses pictured above will gather together at a banquet hall on Wall Street for the 2016 National Book Awards ceremony, hosted by Larry Wilmore. Eight hundred miles away, while our literary lights sup on exotic delicacies that have been handpicked to tantalize all their senses, yours truly will be glued to her […]

National Book Award Finalists Announced

National Book Award Finalists Announced

The National Book Awards announced their list of finalists this morning. Here’s the shortlist, linked to their Booklist reviews.    Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson The Association of Small Bombs, by Karan Mahajan  News of the World, by Paulette Jiles The Throwback Special, by Chris Bachelder*  The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead *Did anyone else […]

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National Book Awards Longlist: Reviews and Interviews

National Book Awards Longlist: Reviews and Interviews

Are you up to speed with this year’s batch of National Book Award nominees? If not, here’s your chance. Over the last week, the National Book Foundation has announced its longlist, with the fiction nominees coming in just this morning. The shortlist is due on October 13, and the winning titles are to be anointed on November 16. To […]