National Book Foundation

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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

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]

Awards[change | change source]

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

Programs[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

  1. "Lisa Lucas Wants to Make Reading Fun Again". 7 September 2016 – via
  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.