Cynthia Nixon, the Emmy, Tony, and Grammy award–winning actor, director, and activist, will host the 68th National Book Awards on November 15 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.
Nixon will serve as master of ceremonies for the event, which will unveil the National Book Award winners in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. The night will also include the presentation of two lifetime achievement awards.
Nixon made her film and Broadway debuts at ages 12 and 14, respectively, and has appeared in over 40 plays to date, earning two Tony Awards for her performances in The Little Foxes and Rabbit Hole. She has also won a Grammy for her recording of An Inconvenient Truth and Emmy, SAG, and Golden Globe awards for her starring role as Miranda Hobbes in HBO’s Sex and the City.