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National Book Awards Reading

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003

Every year, The National Book Foundation teams up with The New School to present readings by each of the National Book Awards Finalists.

The National Book Awards were established in 1950 to celebrate the best writing in America. Since 1989, they have been overseen by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture.

Although other categories have been recognized in the past, the Awards currently honors the best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature published each year. 

This year's National Book Awards Reading will be hosted by Josh Gondelman and Maris Kreizman.

Follow along at our livestream here. 

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program at the Schools of Public Engagement

Event Type

Author Readings and Discussions


General Public


Schools of Public Engagement, Creative Writing Program





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