National Book Foundation Announces 2021 NBF Presents Programming

The National Book Foundation has announced its fall NBF Presents programming, which includes eight events taking place in October and November during the buildup to the 72nd National Book Awards, to be held on November 17. The funding for the program comes from a multi-year, $900,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Authors confirmed to appear at NBF Presents events in the fall season include Hanif Abdurraqib, Rumaan Alam, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Michelle Bowdler, Candice Iloh, Lisa Ko, Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and more.

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