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.
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt of a letter published this morning on the website of The Daily Beast. The letter was co-authored by Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast and Newsweek, and Baba Shetty, CEO of the Newsweek Daily Beast Company. “We are announcing this morning an important development at Newsweek and [...]
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