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2015 National Book Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s National Book Awards, which were announced last night in New York City. Learn more about the finalists and see footage from the award ceremony on the… 39 more words

Ta-Nehisi Coates wins National Book Award for Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates has won the 2015 National Book Award for nonfiction for his highly critically-acclaimed book Between the World and Me, placing the cherry on the top of the  352 more words


National Book Award Winners (2015)

The National Book Awards Ceremony was yesterday (11/18/15).

The National Book Awards are a set of annual U.S. literary awards.[1][2] At the final National Book Awards Ceremony every November, the…

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Speech After Long Silence

Let’s talk again about the supreme theme of Art and Song. (Plus, notice Yeats’ Graydon Carter hair!) Lots of life has happened–good and bad–the best of which was seeing my son, at the top of this page (seven years ago) and now on the right, graduate high school and start college. 810 more words


Blake Blogs About... Footballers, Sex, Money...

So last night I watched the BBC Three documentary Footballers, Sex, Money: What’s Gone Wrong? which was all about how footballers get into the news for all the wrong reasons, often for affairs, sex scandals and whatnot. 1,689 more words


Picking the National Book Award winner

The National Book Awards will be announced on Wednesday (November 18). Here are my predictions for who will win the fiction award. I should start off by noting that I really enjoyed two longlisted works that didn’t make the finals better than some of the finalists. 426 more words