Two National Book Award Finalists

Two National Book Award finalists are featured during the last festival event of 2018.

Event Details
February 22, 2018
7.30 p.m.
The two finalists will give a joint reading, followed by a moderated Q & A.

Event Details

Craft Talk: February 22, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., SunTrust Auditorium

Joint Reading: February 22, 7:30 p.m., Bush Auditorium

Speaker Bio

Current as of October 11, 2017

National Book Awards on Campus: Two NBA Finalists.

This will be the third event of Rollins College’s partnership with the National Book Foundation.  We are the sole representative of the Southeastern region of the Foundation’s on-campus program, with Amherst College representing the Northeast, Concordia College representing the Midwest, and San Houston State in Texas representing the Southwest. Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, and Carol Frost, Director of Winter With the Writers will work on selecting and booking the current National Book Award Winners or Finalists or Longlisters, as fits the WWW program each year. The NBA on Campus website tells a bit about the program— http://www.nationalbook.org/oncampus.html. The National Book Foundation asks the two writers WWW selects from the list of Finalists (and keeps the honoraria low), puts us in contact with the authors’ publicists, and publicizes the events, particularly on their social media, which shows the link between Rollins College and the National Book Awards, the premier literary event in the nation each fall in NYC.