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.
Bookslut is launching the Daphnes, a new award to celebrate the best books of years past and rightfully honor overlooked contenders for prizes, starting with 1963.
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.
The National Book Award for nonfiction longlist screams ‘USA, USA’ with 8 of the 10 titles covering American history, biography, cultural analysis, music, and religion.
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