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National Book Awards Longlists

The 68th National Book Awards have announced the longlists in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. Two authors based in Durham are among the finalists: Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean and The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. […]

NBF Announces 2015 Innovations in Reading Prize

The National Book Foundation has announced the honorees for the 2015 Innovations in Reading Prize. Awarded annually since 2007, the prize honors an individual or organization that inspires readers and engages new audiences with literature, and has “supported a diverse range of individuals and organizations working locally, nationally, and internationally to create and sustain a […]

National Book Award Finalists Announced

The Finalists for the 2013 National Book Awards have been announced. Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. Louise Erdrich (right) won the 2012 NBA for her novel The Round House. Other 2013 winners included Katherine Boo for Behind the Beautiful […]

National Book Foundation to Honor Dr. Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in October of 2012. Now, the National Book Foundation will honor both her and novelist E.L. Doctorow. From the press release: On November 20th, the National Book Foundation will present the 2013 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to E.L. Doctorow […]