The 72nd iteration of the United States’ National Book Awards featured an initial pool of 1,892 submissions in five categories.
The New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment points out that 20 of the 25 finalists were written or published in the city.
Eight independent publishers produced nine of the titles on the National Book Awards’ 2021 Poetry list. The 10th is from a university press.
The timeliness and relevance of issue-driven literature is captured in the 10-book longlist for nonfiction from the US National Book Awards.
Five of the 10 authors on the National Book Award longlist in fiction have been honored in various stages of the program in the past.
Translations longlisted for the National Book Award have been recognized in stages of the International Booker, the Valle Inclán, and more.
These 10 longlisted titles include verse, illustration, and prose about gender, sexual identity, race, politics, family history, world events.
The National Book Foundation plans to return to Cipriani Wall Street in a physical award program that’s to be streamed.
Ruth Dickey, the executive director of Seattle Arts & Lectures, is to take up her new post with the National Book Foundation on May 17.
The National Book Foundation’s new digital outreach series includes international literature and translation.