Skip to content

Get excited for the 2011 National Book Awards – tonight!

November 16, 2011

Tonight is the culmination of red-carpet season for books.

This evening authors, editors, and other stars of the literary world will gather at the posh Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan for the presentation of this year’s National Book Awards. Out of more than 1,000 submissions, the judges have narrowed down the list to five finalists in each category: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. And, for the first time ever, the awards ceremony will be webcast live on the National Book Foundation’s website starting at 8 pm (EST). It’s like the Oscars of the book world. Or maybe more like the Golden Globes, as dinner will be served.

I can’t wait to see which of these finalists might be the next:

      

Wondering who we’re rooting for? Admittedly I haven’t read all the finalists (too many books, too little time!), but a bunch of us here at Just the Right Book and our sister bookstore, RJ Julia, loved The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht — conveniently just out in paperback this week.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: