Lawrence Ferlinghetti will announce the twenty National Book Award Finalists this year on October 11th at his historic store City Lights. “The Foundation is excited to announce our Finalists from one of the country’s great bookstores in the heart of a city long associated with a passion for literature,” said Augenbraum, who will co-host the announcement at City Lights.
The award season crush is upon us already. The Man Booker prize is announced next Tuesday October 10th. The Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced sometime in the next two weeks (they’re being coy). And now National Book Award finalists next Wednesday, with the finalist in each category announced on November 15th.