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How Lisa Lucas Got Everyone Talking about the National Book Foundation Again

In March 2016, Lisa Lucas took the reins at the National Book Foundation as its new executive director. As both the first woman and the first black person to hold this position, Lucas is vocal about inclusivity in publishing, insisting that the word transcends race to include everyone regardless of their racial, economic, or geographic background. 1,964 more words


Repress the year, but read the books

Countdowns and confetti: bah humbug. By New Year’s Eve, I’m tired of festivity. Middle age has clearly settled in, because I now regularly find myself closing out the year by binge-reading. 1,310 more words

My Life as an Intern: Coming Home to Books

On my first day at the National Book Foundation, I entered an office full of books. Shelves filled with tomes lined every wall; stray books found their way to the top of the air conditioners, coffee pots, even the railing in the stairwell. 559 more words

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A National Book Awards Skeptic

IT’S ALWAYS HEARTENING to see contrarian viewpoints within the often-monolithic established literary world. One of the consistent contrarians is critic and book reviewer Thomas Leclair. Recently he wrote this provocative  184 more words


March: Book Three Makes History and Wins the National Book Award

Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell received an unprecedented honor last night, as their book March: Book Three became the first graphic novel to ever receive the… 289 more words

Colson Whitehead, Rep. John Lewis Win National Book Awards

As people of ideas tremble and vow to fight the reality of a Neanderthal-led America, the National Book Awards me last night to bestow prizes on a handful of winners, a majority of which deal with the history of racial struggle in America. 178 more words


and the winner of the National Book Award in poetry for 2016 is....


Daniel Borzutzky

On the side of the highway a thousand refugees step off a school bus and into a sun that can only be described as “blazing.” 134 more words