We’re less than one month away from the 72nd National Book Awards Ceremony! Please visit the NBF website at nationalbook.org/awards to RSVP, and join us live to celebrate the best in literature.

Phoebe Robinson, stand-up comedian, actress, bestselling author, and founder of Tiny Reparations Books, will host the exclusively online National Book Awards Ceremony on November 17, 2021.

Winners in all five categories—Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature—will be announced live. The Foundation will also present the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to Karen Tei Yamashita, presented by Viet Thanh Nguyen, and the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community to Nancy Pearl, presented by Ron Charles.

How many of this year’s #NBAwards Finalists have you read? Take a look at our post for a recap of the 2021 Finalists in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature. You can download the 2021 National Book Awards ballot on the website to make your predictions for this year’s winners. Happy reading!

The 2021 #NBAwards Finalists