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2023 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTS READING
November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
THE NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION AND THE NYU CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM PRESENT READINGS BY EACH OF THE 2023 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTS.
Each year, the Finalists in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature gather the evening before the National Book Awards Ceremony to read excerpts from their honored works. The 2023 National Book Awards Finalist Reading will be hosted by Parul Sehgal, staff writer at The New Yorker.
World Editions author Pilar Quintana and translator Lisa Dillman will be reading from National Book Finalist Abyss.
The event will be presented in person at NYU Skirball and livestreamed. If you’re unable to attend in person, please register for the livestream on the National Book Foundation’s website.
Doors will open at 6:30pm, and the program will begin at 7:00pm EST.
To learn more about the 2023 National Book Awards Finalists and to support the year-round work of the National Book Foundation, please visit nationalbook.org/awards.
Presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation and the NYU Creative Writing Program.
Update as of Monday, October 30: We’re so honored that Parul Sehgal will join us to host the 2023 Finalist Reading; unfortunately, Amber Ruffin can no longer join us due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict.