Recognizing the careers of the Chilean-American author Isabel Allende and the science-foundation program director Doron Weber, the National Book Foundation’s medals are its lifetime achievement honors.
The 10 books longlisted by the National Book Foundation for the 2018 National Book Awards in fiction feature five titles from imprints of Penguin Random House and one each from Graywolf, McSweeney’s, Soho Press, Workman, and Simon & Schuster.
Politics, in many forms, have driven many selections on the nonfiction longest of the National Book Awards in the US, and the poetry longest includes a number of award-winning writers.
Ten books have named to each of the National Book Foundation’s 2018 longlists in young people’s literature and the widely welcomed new National Book Award in translated literature.
Twenty-five judges will produce 50 longlisted titles, then 25 shortlisted books, and finally five winners of the 2018 National Book Awards, this year with the all-new Translated Literature prize among them.
As nationalism continues to influence American politics, the National Book Awards adds a category for translated literature with ‘the power to touch us as American readers.’
Feminism Has No Boundaries’ is the title of France’s Albertine Books festival this week, as Cynthia Nixon is named Naitonal Book Awards host.
With references to the US election, the National Book Award ceremony recognized writers of color, like Colson Whitehead, and joy as ‘an act of resistance.’
A wide array of poetry and prose, in English and Filipino and other languages, goes into competition in The Philippines’ awards program, which comprises work in multiple languages.
The National Book Awards suggest that books are where grown-ups go when they want to use all of their minds and hearts, says Salon’s Laura Miller.