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An Evening With the National Book Awards Winners, Finalists, and Longlisted Authors
Friday, November 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Sponsored by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
For the second year in a row, the Book Fair, in partnership with the National Book Foundation and with the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, welcomes the Finalists and Winners of the prestigious National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards. Previous winners of the Award-including William Carlos Williams, Joyce Carol Oates, and William Faulkner-comprise a who’s who of American literature. Following the awards ceremony in New York City on November 18, at which the winners will be announced, all Winners, Finalists, and Longlisted Authors in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature will travel to Miami for this remarkable gathering of literary talent.
Admission tickets will be required for entrance into this presentation. Tickets are $15 for the general audience (plus a $2 handling fee charged by our ticketing provider, IMG Tickets). Tickets for this event will be available on November 4, 2015 at 10 a.m.
- Friday, November 20, 2015
- 6:00 pm
- Event Tags:
- National Book Foundation
CANCELLEDT. Geronimo Johnson received his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and his M.A. in Language, Literacy, and Culture from UC Berkeley. He has taught writing and held fellowships—including a Stegner Fellowship and an Iowa Arts Fellowship—at ASU, Iowa, Berkeley, Western Michigan University and Stanford. He is also a curriculum designer for Bay Area non-profits and director of the UC Berkeley Summer Creative Writing Program. His fiction and poetry have appeared in Best New American Voices, the Indiana Review, the LA Review, and Illuminations, among others. His first novel Hold it ‘Til it Hurts was a finalist for the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. He is currently a visiting professor at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Johnson’s latest novel, Welcome to Braggsville (William Morrow), long-listed for a National Book Award in fiction, is a dark and socially provocative southern-fried comedy about four liberal UC Berkeley students who stage a mock lynching during a Civil War reenactment. Their journey through backwoods churches, backroom politics, Waffle Houses, and drunken family barbecues is uproarious to start, but will have devastating consequences. The Washington Post calls it, “The most dazzling, most unsettling, most oh-my-God-listen-up novel you’ll read this year.” NOMINATED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2015
CANCELLEDLiterary Agent Bill Clegg’s first two memoirs, Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man and Ninety Days, detailed his addition to crack cocaine. His debut novel, Did you Ever Have a Family Gallery/Scout Press) was longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize. The novel is a powerful story about a circle of people who find solace in the least likely of places as they cope with a horrific tragedy. The New York Times Book Review calls the book, “Masterly…The vignettes provide deft reprieves, a mosaic of a community and its connection to the tragedy. And connection—the way people and their lives fuse—is this novel’s main concern." NOMINATED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2015
- Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
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