National Book Award

The New Yorker is rolling out the longlists for the 2017 National Book Awards this week but here are our picks for each of the categories.

Author Daniel Handler (pictured), who is best known for his Lemony Snicket series of children’s books experienced an ‘unfortunate event’ at a ceremony announcing the winners of the National Book Awards on Wednesday night.  When the writer was presenting the award for young people’s literature to Jacqueline Woodson, a black woman and author of  “Brown Girl […]

Author James McBride, the man behind the bestselling memoir, “The Color of Water,” recently won the National Book Award for “The Good Lord Bird.” It’s a novel about a pre-teen slave who joins abolitionist John Brown in his raid on Harper’s Ferry. McBride spoke with Roland Martin on NewsOne Now about his win. He also weighed in on […]