Spring 2021 NBF Presents Programming Announced

The National Book Foundation has announced its spring NBF Presents lineup of 12 events taking place through June 2021. NBF Presents, which includes all of the Foundation’s public programs, was funded by a multi-year, $900,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. All announced programming for this season will be held online and at no cost to viewers, with Loyalty Bookstores in Washington, D.C., returning as the season's bookseller.

National Book Award–honored authors and translators confirmed to appear at NBF Presents events in the spring season include: Rumaan Alam, Tommye Blount, Jericho Brown, Kacen Callender, Toi Derricotte, Natalie Diaz, Camonghne Felix, Terrance Hayes, Sophie Hughes, Victoria Jamieson, Laila Lalami, Megha Majumdar, Fernanda Melchor, Omar Mohamed, Tamara Payne, Deesha Philyaw, Douglas Stuart, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, David Treuer, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, Isabel Wilkerson, and Charles Yu.

Alongside the NBF Presents events hosted virtually, the Foundation will present programs with returning partners Tucson Festival of Books and Virginia Festival of the Book to celebrate the most recent crop of 2020 National Book Award–honored authors.

The full list of confirmed spring NBF Presents events can be found on the Foundation's website.

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