Miami, Nov. 5, 2021 – For the eighth year in a row, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Miami Book Fair (MBF), in partnership with the National Book Foundation, and with the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation recognizes the nominees, finalists and winners of the National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards. The award ceremonies will be livestreamed at https://miamibookfaironline.com, as well as a live conversation with the winners and NBF executive director.
The National Book Foundation’s mission is to celebrate the best of American literature, expand its audience, and enhance the cultural value of good writing in America. The National Book Award is one of the nation’s most prestigious literary prizes and has a stellar record of identifying and rewarding quality writing.
The awards ceremony will be held on Nov. 17 in New York City, at which the winners will be announced in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young People’s Literature and Translated Literature.
Following are the National Book Award nominee events:
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. National Book Foundation Presents the Teen Press Conference
Hosted by Kwame Alexander. High school students from Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties and New York City public schools serve as journalists at the virtual Miami Book Fair x National Book Awards Teen Press Conference. These young reporters pose questions to the finalists for the 2021 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature. Sponsored by the Meredyth Anne Dasburg Foundation.
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m. 72nd Annual National Book Awards
Visit https://miamibookfaironline.com to view the livestream of the 72nd annual National Book Awards.
Saturday, Nov. 20, 1 p.m. A Conversation with the Winners of the 72nd Annual Book Awards
Ruth Dickey, executive director of the National Book Foundation, will lead a lively Q&A on https://miamibookfaironline.com with the most recent winners of the National Book Awards in all five categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young People’s Literature, and Translation.
All National Book Foundation programs at Miami Book Fair are sponsored by the Knight Foundation. The NBF Teen Press Conference at Miami Book Fair is sponsored by the Meredyth Anne Dasburg Foundation.
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National Book Foundation
The National Book Foundation’s mission is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of good writing in America. The National Book Award is one of the nation’s most prestigious literary prizes and has a stellar record of identifying and rewarding quality writing. In 1950, William Carlos Williams was the first Winner in Poetry, the following year William Faulkner was honored in Fiction, and so on through the years. Many previous Winners of a National Book Award are now firmly established in the canon of American literature, such as Sherman Alexie, Louise Erdrich, Jonathan Franzen, Denis Johnson, Phil Klay, James McBride, Joyce Carol Oates, Adrienne Rich, and Jesmyn Ward.
About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy. For more, visit kf.org.
Miami Book Fair media contacts: Lisa Palley, 305-642-3132 email@example.com