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National Book Award

National Book Award

Awards Type : National Award

Organized Country : United States

First Award : 1936

The National Book Awards are a set of annual U.S. literary awards.At the final "National Book Awards Ceremony" every November, the National Book Foundation presents the NBAs and two lifetime achievement awards to authors.The National Book Awards were established in 1936 by the American Booksellers Association,abandoned during World War II, and re-established by three book industry organizations in 1950. Non-U.S. authors and publishers were eligible for the pre-war awards. 

Now they are presented to U.S. authors for books published in the United States roughly during the award year.The nonprofit National Book Foundation was established in 1988 to administer and enhance the Book Awards and "move beyond into the fields of education and literacy", primarily by sponsoring public appearances by writers.Its mission is "to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of good writing in America."

Award Categories:

National Book Award for Fiction, National Book Award for Nonfiction, National Book Award for Poetry,National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

Award Organized By: National Book Foundation


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