“He was a glutton for books who treated each text as a plate he was required to clean.” Author and critic William Gass died this week at 93, reports The Washington Post. The recipient of three National Book Critics Circle awards forShow More Summary
Ferry’s “Aeneid” sometimes prunes lines from the Latin original, turning his translation into more of a paraphrase.
Reflections on Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin from the writer Masha Gessen, whose new book about Russia won the 2017 National Book Award for nonfiction.
Former students at the University of Virginia have accused a creative writing professor and National Book Award winner of sexual harassment.
There was an actual intelligent conversation about sexual harassment on Morning Joe today, featuring New Yorker writer Masha Gessen (who also just won the National Book Award for Non-Fiction). "You wrote in the The New Yorker an incredible...Show More Summary
Which nature book has been the biggest page-turner for you? Nominations are being sought for a national award.
“Books matter because they give us information and hope and connect us to other people,” said Lisa Lucas, the National Book Foundation’s executive director, in a recorded message at the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on November 15, at Cipriani’s in New York. Show More Summary
"At a glitzy gala in New York City on Wednesday night, four writers emerged with one of the world's most illustrious literary prizes, the National Book Award: Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing, won for fiction; Masha Gessen's The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, for nonfiction; Frank Bidart's Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016, for poetry; […]
Hello, readers! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, book editor of the L.A. Times, with this week’s newsletter with some great bookish stories to carry you through Thanksgiving. THE BIG STORY When critic at large Alexander Chee took his first creative writing class from Kit Reed at Wesleyan University more than...
It is with great relief that I announce that Duke University professor Nancy MacLean did not win the National Book Award for Nonfiction, for which her book Democracy in Chains was a finalist. MacLean casts the Nobel Prize–winning economist...Show More Summary
The National Book Awards are announced and The Washington Post picks the best books of the year.
The library is open ’Tis the season to hibernate under a blanket with a good book. While there are many choice tomes from which to choose—e.g., the recent National Book Award winners are a must—what about works about San Francisco? From...Show More Summary
Last night, at the 2017 National Book Awards ceremony in New York, judges announced the winners of the annual prize in four categories: Young People's Literature, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction.
Anne Hathaway and Emma Roberts both stepped out for the 2017 National Book Awards! The 35-year-old Colossal actress and the 26-year-old American Horror Story star hit the red carpet at the event held at Cipriani Wall Street on Wednesday (November 15) in New York City. Anne stunned in black satin ensemble, red peep-toe shoes, red [...]
Congratulations to Masha Gessen, Jesmyn Ward, Frank Bidart and Robyn Benway!
It is the second National Book Award for Ms. Ward, a Mississippi native who also won in 2011 for her novel “Salvage the Bones.”
Jesmyn Ward, Masha Gessen, Robin Benway, and Frank Bidart all won National Book Awards on Wednesday night, the New York Times reports. The writers were honored at a star-studded ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street hosted by actress Cynthia...Show More Summary
They've announced the winners of the 2017 (American) National Book Awards in the four categries they have. The fiction prize went to Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward; see the Scribner publicity page, or get your copy at Amazon.com...Show More Summary
For Ward, who won the fiction prize for Sing, Unburied, Sing, it was her second National Book Award. For Bidart, whose poetry collection spanned 51 years, it was akin to a lifetime achievement honor.
Jesmyn Ward won her second National Book Award for fiction — for “Sing, Unburied, Sing” on Wednesday night at a ceremony in New York. She took the stage and looked down at her phone, explaining that she wasn’t being rude — “my speech is on my phone.” She said that she had been rejected by gatekeepers...