Presenter of the National Book Awards

October 2013 eNewsletter


Presenter of the National Book Awards
October 2013

Presenting the 2013 National Book Awards Longlists

Finalists to Be Revealed October 16     

2013 NBA Fiction Longlist

2013 NBA Nonfiction Longlist
2013 NBA Poetry Longlist
2013 NBA YPL Longlist

Starting October 16: Download The Contenders, Editors' Selected Excerpts from our National Book Award Finalists


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The National Book Award Finalists for 2013 will be announced October 16. That same day, Penguin e-Books will publish free digital compilations of excerpts from the Finalists' books in all four categories. The Contenders will be downloadable to any device from a wide range of booksellers and e-book distributors. Visit on October 16 for links to participating vendors. 


Dr. Maya Angelou and E.L. Doctorow to receive Lifetime Achievement Honors at National Book Awards Ceremony

      E. L. Doctorow and Dr. Maya Angelou

At next month's National Book Awards Ceremony, the Foundation will recognize two extraordinary individuals for their literary achievements. E.L. Doctorow will receive the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Dr. Maya Angelou will receive the 2013 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary CommunityToni Morrison will introduce Dr. Angelou at the Ceremony and Victor Navasky will introduce E.L. Doctorow. 


Photo credits: Frank Lijciechowski (Whitehead), Christopher Hornbecker (Brownstein), Rachel Eliza Griffiths (Murillo), Francesca Magnani (Doctorow), Dwight Carter (Angelou).

5 Under 35 Party News

Colson Whitehead will guest DJ the 2013 celebration of our 5 Under 35 authors at powerHouse Arena in Dumbo, Brooklyn hosted by musician and  Portlandia creator and star Carrie Brownstein.  Carrie Brownstein

 Book Up News

This month, poet and playwright John Murillo joins BookUpNYC's team of instructors. Book Up is NBF's educational program for promoting lifelong readers. Murillo will be working with middle-school students at the Andries Huddie School located in the Midwood neighborhood of Brookyn, New York. Weekly after-school activities with Murillo will include field trips to library and book stores, publishing projects, author discussions, and other fun literary adventures. Welcome John! 

Important Dates

October 16

National Book Award

Finalists Announcement


November 18-22

National Book Awards Week


November 18

5 Under 35 Celebration of Emerging Fiction Writers


November 19 (daytime)

National Book Awards Teen

Press Conference


November 19 (evening)

National Book Award Finalists Reading


November 20

64th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner

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