National Book Awards

This image released by Alfred A Knopf shows executive director of the National Book Foundation, Lisa Lucas, who has been named senior vice president of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group imprints Pantheon and Schocken. (Beowulf Sheehan/Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group via AP)
July 15, 2020 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the organization which presents the National Book Awards is joining the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation since 2016, has been named senior vice president of the Knopf imprints Pantheon and Schocken Books. “I...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2008 file photo, author Don DeLillo speaks at "The Time of His Life", A Celebration of the Life of Norman Mailer tribute at Carnegie Hall in New York. DeLillo, known for imagining disaster in “White Noise,” “End Zone” and other works has a novel "The Silence" coming in October that takes place in 2022 amid a digital shutdown in New York City. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, file)
June 24, 2020 - 1:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Don DeLillo will have something to say this fall about fear and isolation. The 83-year-old author known for imagining disaster in “White Noise,” “End Zone” and other works has a novel coming in October that takes place in 2022 amid a digital shutdown in New York City. The book is...
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This cover image released by Riverhead Books shows "Deacon King Kong," a novel by James McBride. Oprah Winfrey has chosen McBride’s “Deacon King Kong” for her book club. McBride’s novel is set in a Brooklyn housing project in 1969. It pays tribute to community and to McBride's own childhood in a Brooklyn project. (Riverhead Books via AP)
June 16, 2020 - 8:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has chosen James McBride's “Deacon King Kong” for her book club. McBride's novel is set in a Brooklyn housing project in 1969 and centers on the shooting of a drug dealer by an aging and tipsy church deacon. But it also pays tribute to community and to McBride's own...
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May 27, 2020 - 1:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robb Forman Dew, a prize-winning fiction writer who drew upon her small-town Ohio background for such novels as “Dale Loves Sophie to Death” and “The Evidence Against Her,” has died. Little, Brown and Company announced this week that Dew died May 22 at Baystate Medical Center in...
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January 21, 2020 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Masha Gessen, the Russian-born author and journalist, has a new book out in June. It's called “Surviving Autocracy," and is her first book since “The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia," winner of the National Book Award in 2017. “Surviving Autocracy” was...
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January 13, 2020 - 8:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A ward-winning children's author Jason Reynolds has taken on a new project: He has been named the country's next National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, a two-year position. The Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader jointly announced...
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November 20, 2019 - 9:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Choi’s novel “Trust Exercise” has won the National Book Award for fiction. Sarah M. Broom’s family memoir “The Yellow House” won in nonfiction and Martin W. Sandler’s “1919 The Year That Changed America” for young people’s literature. The winner for best translated book was...
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October 14, 2019 - 6:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal "The Anxiety of Influence" and melancholy regard for literature's old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89. Bloom's wife, Jeanne, said...
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This combination photo of book cover images shows, from left, "Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks," by Jason Reynolds, "Disappearing Earth," by Julia Phillips, "Sabrina & Corina," by Kali Fajardo-Anstine, "The Other Americans," by Laila Lalami, and "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" by Marlon James. The books are among this year’s finalists for the 70th annual National Book Awards. The winners will be announced Nov. 20 at a benefit dinner presented by the National Book Foundation in New York. (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Knopf/One World/Pantheon/Riverhead via AP)
October 08, 2019 - 1:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Marlon James fantasy novel "Black Leopard, Red Wolf," Laila Lalami's immigrant tale "The Other Americans" and Jason Reynolds' neighborhood story "Look Both Ways" are among this year's finalists for the 70th annual National Book Awards. Nominees announced Tuesday also include Albert...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2015 file photo, Marlon James, author of "A Brief History of Severn Killings", speaks after being named as the winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015, in London. Colson Whitehead’s brutal narrative of a boys’ reform school, “The Nickel Boys,” and James’ fantasy epic “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” are among the works chosen by judges, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 for the fiction longlist of the National Book Awards. (Neil Hall/Pool via AP, File)
September 20, 2019 - 11:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead's brutal narrative of a boys' reform school, "The Nickel Boys," and Marlon James' fantasy epic "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" are among the works chosen by judges for the fiction longlist of the National Book Awards. Others on the list of 10 include Taffy Brodesser-Akner...
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