April 2014 eNewsletter


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NBF NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR THE 2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
Between now and May 15, publishers can enter eligible books through the NBF website. 
The 2014 NBA online entry form is paper free, but books must still be mailed directly to the 2014 Judges and NBF. Mailing addresses will be provided in the confirmation email received once the form has been submitted. Questions? Contact Amy Gall at agall@nationalbook.org.
HOW TO ENTER
NEW VIDEO: WATCH NBA ON CAMPUS ONLINE 
NBA authors receive warm welcome at Concordia College and Sam Houston State University.
Last month, five celebrated NBA authors took part in our annual NBA on Campus events held this year at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. 
WATCH THE VIDEO
NBA FINALIST ADRIAN MATEJKA VISITS NYC SCHOOL
Bronx HS students receive free copies of Matejka's The Big Smoke.
Last month, one of our 2013 Innovations in Reading Prize Winners, City National Bank/Reading is the Way Up, arranged for Adrian Matejka, author of the 2013 NBA Poetry Finalist The Big Smoke, to visit the Bronx's Hyde Leadership Charter School. Matejka shared rare film footage and archival imagery of the legendary boxer Jack Johnson, who inspired Matejka to write The Big Smoke, and read his poems for an enthusiastic audience of high-school students.  
APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
NBF celebrates more than 60 years of NBA-Winning poetry. 

  • Meet our 2013 NBA Winner Mary Szybist.
  • Download free excerpts of our 2013 NBA Poetry Finalists.
  • Visit our blog of past NBA-Winning Poetry books.
  • Follow our series of NBA Poets on Instagram @nationalbookfoundation and Tumblr @nationalbook. #NBAPoets
NEW AUDIO: EAT, DRINK & BE LITERARY 
Alice McDermott, Jeffrey Eugenides, and more.
Conversations with New Yorker writer Ben Greenman before a live audience at the Brookyn Academy of Music.
NEW BOOKS FROM NBA WINNERS AND FINALISTS
Plus, new fiction from our 5 Under 35 Honorees. 
NBF APPRECIATES YOUR SUPPORT!
Your contribution makes our public and educational outreach programs possible.

We especially welcome donations to our BookUp Book Fund, which places brand new books in the hands of underserved children.

COMING UP
Important deadlines and reminders.
  • April 23: Daniel Alarcón appears at Eat, Drink & Be Literary at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
  • 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.