November 14 is the National Book Awards! Just thought I’d put that out there now along with a note to check out some amazing books. For those of you are unaware, let me gaak from their website:
“On March 15, 1950, a consortium of book publishing groups sponsored the first annual National Book Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Their goal was to enhance the public’s awareness of exceptional books written by fellow Americans, and to increase the popularity of reading in general.
Since then, The National Book Awards have become the nation’s preeminent literary prizes, and The National Book Awards Ceremony and Dinner the most important event on our literary calendar. Today, the Awards are given to recognize achievements in four genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. The Winners, selected by five-member, independent judging panels for each genre, receive a $10,000 cash award and a crystal sculpture.”
And now to the 2012 National Book Award Finalists
Lovely graphic from NBA’s site. For accessibility and a complete list of finalists – click here.