The National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards, will partner exclusively with The Daily Beast to announce its 2013 Longlists. The categories consist of ten books each from the genres of Young People's Literature, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction selected by a panel of expert judges. On Monday, September 16 at 9 a.m. ( EST), the Longlist for Young People's Literature will be revealed exclusively at thedailybeast.com, followed by the Longlist for Poetry on Tuesday, September 17 at 9 a.m., the Longlist for Nonfiction on September 18, and finally, the Longlist for Fiction on September 19.
"We are delighted to partner with The Daily Beast to make the first Longlist announcement in National Book Awards history," noted Foundation Chairman David Steinberger, CEO of Perseus Books Group. "Our goal is to expand the audience for these great books, and The Daily Beast's outreach to readers around the world represents a giant step in our ability to do that."
Additional information about the Longlists and the National Book Awards will be available at nationalbook.org.