March 2022

National Book Award Authors

2020 National Book Award–honored authors Lydia Millet, Jenn Shapland and Charles Yu come together for a cross-genre discussion on inspiration, reading and recognition. Presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation.

Lydia Millet

Lydia Millet has written more than a dozen novels and story collections, often about the ties between people and animals and the crisis of extinction. Her latest novel, "A Children's Bible," was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award in fiction....

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Jenn Shapland

Jenn Shapland is a writer living in New Mexico. Her first book, "My Autobiography of Carson McCullers," is a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award and was longlisted for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence....

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Charles Yu

Charles Yu is the author of four books, including his latest novel, "Interior Chinatown," winner of the National Book Award for Fiction 2020, and shortlisted for Le Prix Médicis étranger....

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