National Book Foundation – 2019

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 2018 Long List, Finalists, and Winners of the prestigious National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards in all categories.

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Upcoming Events

November 2019

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

National Book Foundation Presents the Teen Press Conference

High school students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools act as journalists, posing questions to the nominees for the 2019 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature. Since 1998, the Teen Press Conference has taken place at various literary landmarks in New York, including the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Scholastic Auditorium, Brooklyn Borough Hall, and now for the sixth year, at the Miami Book Fair! Hosted by George O’Connor. Featured Authors: • Kadir Nelson,…

Friday, November 22 @ 6:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With the National Book Awards Winners and Finalists

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,…

Saturday, November 23 @ 12:00 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award nominees and winner in Poetry

The National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards recognizes some of the most outstanding poetry collections published in the U.S. each year. Moderated by poet Denise Duhamel.  Dan Beachy-Quick, Variations on Dawn and Dusk Jericho Brown, The Tradition Toi Derricotte, “I”: New and Selected Poems Camonghne Felix, Build Yourself a Boat Ilya Kaminsky, Deaf Republic Ariana Reines, A Sand Book Brian Teare, Doomstead Days Sponsored by …

Saturday, November 23 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees and Winner in Translated Literature

The National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards recognizes some of the most outstanding works of translated literature published in the U.S. each year. In conversation with translator and professor Becka McKay. Diane Grosklaus Whitty, The Collector of Leftover Souls: Field Notes on Brazil’s Everyday Insurrections Sponsored by  …

Saturday, November 23 @ 2:00 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees and winner in Fiction

The National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards recognize some of the most outstanding works of fiction published in the U.S. each year. Moderated by Ellen Book, Miami Dade Public Library System Branch Manager. Susan Choi, Trust Exercise Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Sabrina & Corina: Stories Marlon James, Black Leopard, Red Wolf Laila Lalami, The Other Americans Kimberly King Parsons, Black Light: Stories Helen Phillips, The Need Julia Phillips,

Saturday, November 23 @ 2:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees: Nonfiction

The National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards recognize some of the most outstanding works of nonfiction published in the U.S. each year. Moderated by Elizabeth Flock, reporter and producer for PBS NewsHour. Hanif Abdurraqib, Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest Sarah M. Broom, The Yellow House Tressie McMillan Cottom, Thick: And Other Essays Carolyn Forché, What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor,

Saturday, November 23 @ 2:30 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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

The National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards recognize some of the most outstanding works of young people’s literature published in the U.S. each year. Moderated by Rita Mayer, Miami Dade Public Library System Children’s Librarian.   Jason Reynolds, Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Laura Ruby, Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All Hal Schrieve, Out of Salem Colleen AF Venable & Ellen T. Crenshaw, Kiss Number 8 Sponsored by …

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