National Book Foundation

American nonprofit organization

The National Book Foundation (NBF) is an American nonprofit organization established "to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America".[1] Established 1989 by National Book Awards, Inc.,[2]

National Book Foundation
HeadquartersNew York City, US
ServicesCelebrating literary achievements
FieldsLiterary Prize
Key people
Lisa Lucas, Executive Director (March 2016)
7 staff, 21 board members

Awards Edit

  • National Book Awards
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • 5 Under 35
  • Innovations in Reading Prize

Programs Edit

Some of the Foundation's programs include:

  • Author in Focus
  • BookUp
  • Book Rich Environments
Book Distribution
Library Engagement
Partnership Building
  • Why Reading Matters Conference
  • Eat, Drink & Be Literary
  • Literature for Justice
  • NBF Presents
  • Notes from the Reading Life
  • Raising Readers
  • Teen Press Conference

References Edit

  1. "Lisa Lucas Wants to Make Reading Fun Again". The New York Times. 7 September 2016.
  2. Edwin McDowell. "Book Notes: 'The Joy Luck Club' is to be in paperback ... The National Book Awards' new foundation". The New York Times, July 5, 1989, page C19.