March 2014 eNewsletter

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NBA ON CAMPUS BEGINS ITS NINTH SEASON
The National Book Awards brings its Winners and Finalists to college audiences.

On March 27, NBA on Campus returns to Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. NPR correspondent Lynn Neary will host the evening with two of our 2013 NBA authors: Rachel Kushner, an NBA Finalist for the second time for her novel The Flamethrowers, and historian Wendy Lower, author of Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields, a Finalist for the NBA Nonfiction Award.

 

On March 31, NBA on Campus will make its inaugural appearance at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and feature Téa Obreht, author of the 2011 NBA Fiction Finalist, The Tiger's Wife; Lucie Brock-Broido, author of the 2013 NBA Poetry Finalist, Stay, Illusion; and  Gene Luen Yang, an NBA Young People's Literature Finalist for the second time for his 2013 graphic novel Boxers & Saints. The authors will present readings and take part in a moderated discussion at SHSU's Gaertner Performing Arts Center. Obreht, Brock-Broido, and Yang will lead workshops with SHSU's creative-writing M.F.A. students, with Yang also making a special appearance at Huntsville Intermediate School, a BookUpTX site. 
BOOKUP NEWS
BookUp wins praise from The After-Shool Corporation (TASC), a leading after-school think tank.
Jeremiah Daly, a student at our BookUpNYC club at the Andries Hudde middle school in Flatbush, Brooklyn has "a craving for books" and TASC, an advocacy organization that develops and supports after-school programs, likes how BookUp fulfills Jeremiah's needs. Read TASC's recent blog post, Where Books are Still Fashionable, and find out more about BookUpNYC's terrific curricula for Jeremiah and his fellow book lovers.

NBF believes owning books is a critical component of a child's development as a reader. Every BookUp field trip includes a visit to a local book shop, where NBF provides each student with a budget of $25 to purchase books for their personal libraries. With close to 200 students now enrolled in our BookUp programs in New York and Texas, we welcome your support.

EAT, DRINK & BE LITERARY: TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE 
Evenings of readings and discussion with acclaimed authors also available for listening on Soundcloud.
Illustration by Nathan Gelgud.
There are still tickets for NBF's acclaimed series of literary evenings. NoViolet Bulawayo, a 5 Under 35 Honoree and author of We Need New Names, will appear March 19 and Daniel Alarcón, author most recently of At Night We Walk in Circles, will appear April 23. 

Audio recordings of recent evenings with Salman Rushdie and Alice McDermott are now available on Soundcloud.
NEW BOOKS FROM NBA WINNERS AND FINALISTS
Plus, new fiction from our 5 Under 35 Honorees. 
COMING UP
Important deadlines and reminders.
  • April 1: The 2014 National Book Awards entry form opens on NBF's website
  • May 7: The Winners of the 2014 Innovations in Reading Prize are announced.
  • May 15: Last day to submit entries for the 2014 National Book Awards.