National Book Foundation


Presenter of the National Book Awards #NBAwards
We’re still celebrating the 74th National Book Awards! What an incredible honor to gather in person and online to celebrate the power of literature. Our deepest gratitude to this year’s host LeVar Burton (@levar.burton ) and special guest Oprah Winfrey (@oprah ) for joining us in celebration of books, writers, and readers everywhere. Join us in congratulating the 2023 Lifetime Achievement honorees, National Book Award Finalists, and Winners! To re-live the biggest night for books, visit 📸: Beowulf Sheehan (@beowulfsheehan ) 📸: Nathalie Schueller (@schuellernathalie ) 📸: Jasmina Tomic (@jasminatomicphotography )
0 11
22 days ago
Congratulations to the 2023 National Book Award Winners! We’re tremendously grateful to host LeVar Burton, special guest Oprah Winfrey, this year’s distinguished panel of judges, the 2023 National Book Award-honored authors, and everyone who joined us in person and virtually to celebrate the importance of literature. To learn more about this year’s Winners and to rewatch the Awards Ceremony, visit our website (link in bio). #NBAwards 📸: Beowulf Sheehan (@beowulfsheehan ) 📸: Nathalie Schueller (@schuellernathalie )
0 17
23 days ago
Announcing the Winners of the 2023 National Book Awards! The 74th #NBAwards Ceremony & Benefit Dinner was hosted by LeVar Burton and featured special guest Oprah Winfrey.
0 35
23 days ago
The @netflix adaptation of Leave the World Behind by 2020 #NBAwards Finalist Rumaan Alam (@rumaanalam ) premieres today. To celebrate, we’re giving away a copy of the book and a Team Book tote bag to a lucky winner and their friend! To enter, all you have to do is: • Follow @nationalbook and like this post • Tag a bookish friend 📚 The winners will be selected on 12/11. Readers must be based in the US to participate.
384 86
1 day ago
Share the joy of reading year-round! For our annual Season’s Readings campaign, we are inviting supporters like you to make a donation to Book Rich Environments to provide free, high-quality books to families living in public housing communities across the US. It costs less than $0.25 to ship a book. That means just $10 will cover the cost for 40 books, $50 for 200, and $250 covers 1,000 books—all shipped directly to a Book Rich community and into the hands of children and families. Your donation will help the National Book Foundation ensure that books are accessible to readers everywhere. Click on the link in bio to make a donation today.
97 0
12 days ago
Immediately following the National Book Awards in New York, 33 of the 2023 #NBAwards Longlisters, Finalists, and Winners were at the Miami Book Fair. Across 6 events—including Teen Press Conference—Miami with Miami-Dade-area students, genre breakout panels, and our annual grand slam event featuring rapid-fire readings and questions—we celebrated this year’s incredible cohort of authors, translators, and their honored works. So many thanks to the Miami Book Fair for 10 years of partnership! 📸: Rod Deal
0 3
19 days ago
Dua Lipa (@dualipa )—singer, songwriter, and founder of Service95 (@service95 )—introduces our Fiction category! #NBAwards
1,627 23
23 days ago
Thank you Trevor Noah (@trevornoah )—comedian, writer, and the former host of The Daily Show—for voicing our 2023 Nonfiction category introduction! #NBAwards
236 1
23 days ago
The category introduction for Poetry is narrated by Samin Nosrat (@ciaosamin )—chef, author of Salt Fat Acid Heat, and co-host of Home Cooking! #NBAwards
153 0
23 days ago
Matthew McConaughey (@officiallymcconaughey )—actor and author of Greenlights and Just Because—is the voice behind this year’s Translated Literature introduction! #NBAwards
199 2
23 days ago
Julie Andrews (@julieandrews )—award-winning actress, singer, and author—lent her iconic voice for our 2023 Young People’s Literature introduction! #NBAwards
543 1
23 days ago
Last night, the Finalists for the 2023 National Book Awards for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature read excerpts from their honored works at the 2023 National Book Awards Finalist Reading, hosted by Parul Sehgal, staff writer at The New Yorker. The event was presented in partnership with the NYU Creative Writing Program (@nyucreativewriting ) at @nyuskirball . Earlier in the evening, the Finalists were presented with their Finalist medals and judges’ citations at the private Medal Ceremony. We are thrilled to continue celebrating all of this year’s National Book Award-honored authors tonight at the 74th National Book Awards Ceremony. To register, visit 📸: Beowulf Sheehan (@beowulfsheehan )
0 3
24 days ago