National Book Foundation & The Daily Beast Partner to Announce the 2013 Longlists for the National Book Awards
The National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards, will partner exclusively with The Daily Beast to announce its 2013 Longlists. The categories consist of ten books each from the genres of Young People's Literature, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction selected by a panel of expert judges. On Monday, September 16 at 9 a.m. ( EST), the Longlist for Young People's Literature will be revealed exclusively at thedailybeast.com, followed by the Longlist for Poetry on Tuesday, September 17 at 9 a.m., the Longlist for Nonfiction on September 18, and finally, the Longlist for Fiction on September 19.
"We are delighted to partner with The Daily Beast to make the first Longlist announcement in National Book Awards history," noted Foundation Chairman David Steinberger, CEO of Perseus Books Group. "Our goal is to expand the audience for these great books, and The Daily Beast's outreach to readers around the world represents a giant step in our ability to do that."
"We are thrilled to partner with such a venerable, dynamic institution as the National Book Awards to further the efforts of bringing first-class literature to a wider public," said Tina Brown, editor in chief of The Daily Beast.
This is the first time the National Book Foundation will announce a Longlist for each National Book Awards category. The National Book Award Finalists will be announced on October 16th, and the Winners at a gala dinner and ceremony in New York on November 20th.
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Additional information about the Longlists and the National Book Awards will be available at nationalbook.org.