The Ucross Foundation, best known for its 20,000-acre artists’ retreat ranch in Wyoming, honors Proulx. And Wattpad expands another its screen presence with a new film option from Sony Pictures Television.
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.’
Bill Clinton handed Scholastic’s Dick Robinson a lifetime achievement award. ‘The happy ending still beckons,’ Proulx said at the National Book Awards.
The key event in the US National Book Foundation’s annual awards program is the ceremony on Wednesday evening (November 15) in New York City.
Feminism Has No Boundaries’ is the title of France’s Albertine Books festival this week, as Cynthia Nixon is named Naitonal Book Awards host.
Five finalists are named in each of four categories for a total 20 contenders for National Book Award. Winners will be announced in mid-November.
Hailed for grasp of ‘the beauty and complexities of rural America,’ Annie Proulx is to be the 30th laureate of the National Book Foundation’s top honor.
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.’
On winning the 2014 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, Ursula K. Le Guin called on authors to remember the art of writing, not just the commercial value.
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