Foundation to Present Lifetime Achievement Award to Acclaimed Author Annie Proulx

Anne Hathaway, Academy Award-winning actress and star of
“Brokeback Mountain,” to present Medal to Proulx

Annie Proulx, photo credit: Gus PowellThe Foundation will award Annie Proulx with its 2017 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Proulx, the acclaimed author of award-winning and best-selling novels and short story collections, including The Shipping News, Postcards, and “Brokeback Mountain,” is being honored for her exceptional work and significant impact on American literature. The award will be presented to Proulx by Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway, an avid reader and longtime advocate for women in the arts, who starred in the film adaptation of “Brokeback Mountain.” > More

Foundation to Present Lifetime Achievement Award to Dick Robinson of Scholastic

Dick Robinson receives Literarian honor from National Book Foundation
Scholastic Chairman, President & CEO Richard Robinson will be awarded the National Book Foundation's 2017 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community. Richard (Dick) Robinson, a philanthropic hero and leader in children’s publishing, education, and media, will receive the award at the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on November 15, 2017.

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2017 National Book Awards Longlists

Young People's Literature


Image of the book jackets for the 2017 NBA Poetry Long List


Image of the book jackets for the 2017 NBA Nonfiction Long List


Image of the book jackets for the 2017 NBA Fiction Long List

The National Book Foundation today announced the 2017 National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction in partnership with The New Yorker

Upcoming National Book Awards Dates

September 20th – Literarian Award Announced
September 21st – Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Award Announced
September 25th – 5 Under 35 Honorees Announced
October 4th – National Book Awards Finalists Announced Save the Date for the 2017 National Book Awards
November 13th – 5 Under 35 Ceremony and Reading
November 14th – National Book Awards Finalists Medal Ceremony and Reading
November 15th – National Book Awards Benefit Dinner and Ceremony

2017 NBA Teen Press Conference

2017 Summer Storytellers wraps up aboard the Intrepid

Summer Storytellers participant at celebration

Participants in the 2017 Summer Storytellers program celebrated the end of a great summer by spending a day aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on August 15th. The event was the culmination of the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) citywide summer program, Cultivating Curiosity.

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Lisa Lucas on PBS NewsHour

The Foundation's Executive Director, Lisa Lucas, was featured on PBS NewsHour's 'Brief but Spectacular' series. Lisa discusses the Foundation, the communal nature of books and reading, and the importance of life-long reading.

Video courtesy of PBS NewsHour.





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