2016 National Book Award Finalists Announced

2016 National Book Award Finalists
The National Book Foundation has announced the Finalists for the 2016 National Book Awards for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature. The Winners will be announced on November 16 at the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner.
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Congratulations to the 2016 5 Under 35 Honorees!

2015 5 Under 35 Honorees
The Foundation is proud to announce its 2016 5 Under 35 honorees. Now in its eleventh year, 5 Under 35 recognizes five debut fiction writers under the age of 35 whose work promises to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape.
“These novels and short story collections are among the best we’ve seen and remind us that literature is alive and thriving,” said Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation.
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Robert Caro Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Cave Canem logoThe Foundation will award Robert A. Caro its 2016 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Caro, the acclaimed biographer of The Power Broker and the multivolume biography The Years of Lyndon Johnson, is being honored for his exceptional work and significant impact on American literature.

“Robert A. Caro is an American treasure,” said Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation

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67th National book Awards

Emmy Award Winner Larry Wilmore to Host the 67th NBA Ceremony and Benefit Dinner

Larry Wilmore, photo credit: Peter Yang, Comedy Central“Larry Wilmore, who is hilarious, intellectual and well-loved by so many, is the perfect choice to host the Awards. His presence at the Awards will remind us of the cultural value of books and writers, and welcome in new audiences," stated Lisa Lucas, the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation.

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Larry Wilmore (Photo credit: Peter Yang, Comedy Central)

Cave Canem to be Presented Outstanding Service Award

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The Foundation announces Cave Canem as the recipient of its 2016 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community. This is the twelfth year that the Foundation has presented the Literarian Award, which traditionally is given to an individual for a lifetime of achievement in expanding the audience for books and reading. This year’s ceremony will mark the very first time that the award is given to an organization.



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