Posted on November 16, 2022 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The National Book Awards will be handed out tonight (7 p.m. Central, available online if you'd like to stream them!).

To get you in the spirit ... and to share media we consumed on our own time and enjoyed ... here's some recent coverage of nominees.

The Chicago Tribune interviewed David Quammen, nominated in the nonfiction category for Breathless: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus.

What caught our attention in the first place: Christopher Borrelli opened by pointing out that Quammen's 2012 bestseller essentially predicted the COVID-19 pandemic; now, his book on the massive effort to fight the disease is in the running for a prestigious literary award.

And NPR introduced us, over the weekend, to Tracie D. Hall, head of the American Library Association.

She's a librarian and author, and we actually already know she's a winner — she'll be receiving a lifetime achievement award.

We trust that Hall's interview with Scott Simon is just as enjoyable if you consume it while upright, not lying in bed after sleeping in.

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Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Awards, Libraries, Nonfiction, NPR

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