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    This year’s National Book Awards Ceremony will be held online.

    Jessie Gaynor

    July 10, 2020, 10:22am

    The National Book Foundation has announced that this year’s National Book Awards events—including the 71st annual ceremony—will be held digitally, due to the ongoing, not-even-remotely-controlled, coronavirus pandemic.

    Lisa Lucas, the National Book Foundation’s Executive Director, said of the decision,”As a country, and within the literary community, we have all experienced a shift in reality; yet through this collective uncertainty, we are dedicated to centering and elevating the work of writers who are grounding us and giving us the gift of their words.”

    Don’t worry—Literary Hub remains absolutely dedicated to our essential work of drunk live-Tweeting the ceremony, even if we have to provide the open bar ourselves.


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