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National Book Award Authors


Meet five National Book Award finalists. The National Book Awards are a set of annual U.S. literary awards that began in 1950. It is one of the most prestigious and literary awards. Beth Harrison from the National Book Award will be here to introduce the finalists. Assistive listening devices available.


Panelists
Leslie Harrison

Leslie Harrison's collection of poems "The Book of Endings" was a 2017 Finalist for the prestigious National Book Award for poetry. She is also the author of "Displacement." Her awards include a fellowship in literature from The National Endowment for the Arts....

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Lisa Ko

Lisa Ko has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Writers Omi at Ledig House, the Jerome Foundation and Blue Mountain Center, among others....

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Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee's debut novel, "Free Food for Millionaires," was one of the top-10 novels of the year for The Times (London), NPR's Fresh Air and USA Today. Her new book, "Pachinko" is: one of Buzzfeed's 32 most exciting books coming in 2017, included in The Millions' most anticipated: the great 2017 book preview, one of Elle's 25 most anticipated books by women for 2017, one of BBC's 10 books to read in 2017 and one of Entertainment Weekly's best new books....

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Nancy MacLean

Nancy MacLean is an award-winning scholar of the twentieth-century. The author of "Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America," and four other books, including "Freedom is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace....

Erika Sánchez

Erika L. Sánchez is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. A poet, essayist and fiction writer. She is the author of the poetry collection, "Lessons on Expulsion," and the young adult novel, "I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter," a National Book Award Finalist and New York Times Bestseller....

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