Tomorrow the 69th National Book Awards ceremony will be held, featuring the presentation of lifetime achievement awards to Isabel Allende and Doron Weber, as well as the announcement of the winners of each NBA category (Young People’s Literature, Translated Literature, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction). Information on how to livestream the event can be found here.
I’ll be kicking off Nonfiction November with a mix of memoirs, from Kiese Laymon’s Heavy to Francisco Cantú’s The Line Becomes a River.
An apocalyptic satire about a plague that turns people into mindless drones, Severance follows a millennial photoblogger as she navigates a world stripped of choice and feeling.
Stirring and fast moving, the stories of Roxane Gay’s Ayiti portray the suffering and resilience of Haitian and Haitian-American women.