Posted on 11/14/2018 at 05:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

There’s no shame in watching TV, as a bookworm, when you’re watching the National Book Awards ceremony!

Actor Nick Offerman, of Parks and Recreation fame, will host the event, which starts at 7:20 p.m. Eastern time. 

Doron Weber and Isabel Allende will be honored for their lifetime achievements before the awards for young people’s literature, translated literature, poetry, nonfiction, and fiction are announced.

The National Book Foundation will stream the ceremony on its website and Facebook page starting at 6:20 p.m. Eastern time.

Here are the finalists for each category:




Young people’s literature

Translated literature

  • Disoriental, written by Négar Djavadi and translated by Tina Kover.

  • Love, written by Hanne Ørstavik and translated by Martin Aitken.

  • Trick, written by Domenico Starnone and translated by Jhumpa Lahiri.

  • The Emissary, written by Yoko Tawada and translated by Margaret Mitsutani.

  • Flights, written by Olga Tokarczuk and translated by Jennifer Croft.

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