National Book Foundation – 2017

Once again, the Fair, in partnership with the National Book Foundation and with the generous support of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, welcomes the 2017 Long List, Finalists, and Winners of the prestigious National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards in all categories.

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November 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With the National Book Awards Winners and Finalists

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 15, at which the winners will be announced, all Winners and Finalists in the categories of fiction,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Finalists and Winners in Fiction

Elliot Ackerman’s Dark at the Crossing is a contemporary love story set on the Turkish border with Syria. In Daniel Alarcón’s story collection, The King Is Always Above the People, migration, betrayal, family secrets, doomed love, and uncertain futures are transformed into deeply human stories with high stakes. Lisa Ko‘s powerful debut, The Leavers, winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction, follows one young man’s search for his mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant who disappears when he’s 11 years old.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees and Finalists in Poetry

Frank Bidart’s latest collection, Half-light: Collected Poems 1965–2016, encompasses all of Bidart’s previous books, and also includes a new collection, Thirst.  Mai Der Vang’s Afterland recounts with devastating detail the Hmong exodus from Laos and the fate of thousands of refugees seeking asylum. Chen Chen’s When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities investigates inherited forms of love and family—all from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees and Finalists in Nonfiction

Erica Armstrong Dunbar‘s Never Caught: The Washington’s Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge is the powerful and surprising narrative of George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave. In Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, James Forman, Jr. explains why the war on crime that began in the 1970s was supported by many African American leaders in the nation’s urban centers. David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI is a twisting,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees and Finalists in Young People’s Literature

In Robin Benway’s Far From the Tree, being the middle child has its ups and downs, but for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. In Samantha Mabry’s All the Wind in the World, a couple on the run may have to pay a frighteningly high price for their love. Charmaine Craig’s Miss Burma, based on the lives of the author’s mother and grandparents, …

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