2008 National Book Awards Ceremony

The National Book Foundation presented the 59th Annual National Book Awards for best book in each of the categories of fiction, nonfiction,… read more

The National Book Foundation presented the 59th Annual National Book Awards for best book in each of the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature.

Actor, author, and playwright Eric Bogosian emceed the event. The winners each gave short acceptance speeches. In addition, Maxine Hong Kingston received the 2008 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. The Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community was awarded to publisher Barney Rosset.

The ceremony and benefit dinner took place at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City close

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2008 National Book Awards Ceremony

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Program ID:
282488-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Ceremony
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Nov 23, 2008 | 10:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Dec 26, 2008 | 5:04pm EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Nov 23, 2008 | 10:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 26, 2008 | 5:04pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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