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An Evening With the National Book Awards Winners and Finalists

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)

300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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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 20, at which the winners will be announced, finalists and winners in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young people’s literature, and translated literature will travel to Miami for this remarkable gathering of literary talent.

Moderated by Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation.  

Dan Beachy-Quick, Variations on Dawn and Dusk

Sarah M. Broom, The Yellow House

Susan Choi, Trust Exercise

Toi Derricotte, “I”: New and Selected Poems

Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Sabrina & Corina: Stories

Camonghne Felix, Build Yourself a Boat

Carolyn Forché, What You Have Heard is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance

Marlon James, Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Laila Lalami, The Other Americans

Kadir Nelson, The Undefeated

Kimberly King Parsons, Black Light: Stories

Helen Phillips, The Need

Julia Phillips, Disappearing Earth

Ariana Reines, A Sand Book

Laura Ruby, Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

Hal Schrieve, Out of Salem

Brian Teare, Doomstead Days

Colleen AF Venable & Ellen T. Crenshaw, Kiss Number 8

Diane Grosklaus Whitty, The Collector of Leftover Souls: Field Notes on Brazil’s Everyday Insurrections


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Tickets are $20 and will be required for admission to this presentation. Seating with a ticket is on a “first come, first served” basis. Seats will only be held up to ten (10) minutes before the start of the session. Tickets for unfilled seats will be distributed to the standby line on a first come first served basis.

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Friday, November 22, 2019
6:00 pm


Colleen AF Venable
Dan Beachy-Quick
Helen Phillips
Julia Phillips
Kadir Nelson
Laila Lalami
Laura Ruby




Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States
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