Today the NBCC announced its 30 finalists across six categories, "honoring outstanding writing and fostering a national conversation about reading."
Judges for the prize called it "a glorious read and a timeless voyage of wonder."Read more
In the run-up to the National Book Awards next month, we spoke to finalist Erica Armstrong Dunbar, who spent nine years researching the life of Ona Judge, the fugitive slave whose "life story forces readers to examine George and Martha Washington in different and difficult ways."Read more
"I just hope that my receiving this huge honor will, even in a small way, encourage the forces for good,” Ishiguro said.Read more
On the heels of last week's announcements of the longlists for the National Book Awards, the National Book Foundation has revealed this year's 5 Under 35: Five writers under the age of 35 "whose work promises to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape."Read more