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An Evening With the National Book Awards Nominees
Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States
Miami 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 16, at which the winners will be announced, all Winners and Finalists in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature will travel to Miami for this remarkable gathering of literary talent.
EACH AUTHOR WILL PREPARE A SHORT READING. LISA LUCAS WILL ASK ONE QUESTION OF EACH AUTHOR AFTER EACH READING.
Caren Stelson, Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story (Carolrhoda Books)
Anna-Marie McLemore, When the Moon was Ours (Thomas Dunne Books)
Kate DiCamillo, Raymie Nightingale (Candlewick Press)
Rita Dove, Collected Poems 1974 – 2004 (W.W. Norton & Company)
Peter Gizzi, Archeophonics (Wesleyan University Press)
Solmaz Sharif, Look (Graywolf Press)
Jane Mead, The World of Made and Unmade (Alice James Books)
Donika Kelly, Bestiary (Graywolf Press)
Monica Youn, Blackacre (Graywolf Press)
Kevin Young, Blue Laws (Alfred A. Knopf)
Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Nation Books)
Andrés Reséndez, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Heather Ann Thompson, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy (Pantheon Books)
Cathy O’Neil, Weapons of Math Destruction (Crown Publishing Group)
Adam Cohen, Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck (Penguin Press)
Patricia Bell-Scott, The Firebrand and the First Lady (Alfred A. Knopf)
Andrew J. Bacevich, America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History (Random House)
Karan Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs (Viking Books)
Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad (Doubleday)
Jacqueline Woodson, Another Brooklyn (Amistad)
Chris Bachelder, The Throwback Special (W.W. Norton & Co.)
Elizabeth McKenzie, The Portable Veblen (Penguin Press)
Adam Haslett, Imagine Me Gone (Little, Brown & Co.)
Andrew Aydin, March: Book Three (Top Shelf Productions)
TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 10 A.M.
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). Click here to purchase.