Monday, November 26, 2018

National Book Awards 2018

Come and check out the 2018 National Book Award finalists and winners display at the Al Harris Library!  The 2018 winners were announced on November 14 at an awards ceremony in New York City.  The winners by category are Fiction:  The Friend by Sigrid Nunez; Nonfiction: The New Negro: the Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart; Poetry: Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed; Translated Literature: The Emissary by Yoko Towada; and Young People's Literature: The Poet X by Elizabeth Ascevedo.

Sponsored by the National Book Foundation, the National Book Award began in 1950 when a consortium of book publishing groups sponsored the 1st annual National Book Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.  Their goal was to enhance the public's awareness of exceptional books written by fellow Americans and to increase the popularity of reading in general.  If you would like to find out more about the National Book Awards, please go to

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