‘As if we’ve built a fountain of youth for backlisted titles,’ David Steinberger writes in his appraisal of Open Road’s past year.
Originally founded in 2009 by Jane Friedman, Open Road enters a new chapter under the ownership of an investment group, with David Steinberger coming in as CEO.
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.
Praising ‘her infectious love of books,’ the National Book Foundation names Nancy Pearl the recipient of one of two lifetime achievement awards.