We celebrate 2020 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry winners Terrance Hayes (for his 2018 poetry collection American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin) and Natasha Trethewey (for lifetime achievement), and invite you to watch their virtual event hosted by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.
Today is the start of the 20th annual National Book Festival—and the first to be completely virtual. We hope you take the opportunity to check out the great crop of poets, fiction writers, and memoirists featured this year, in our on-demand programming, live Q&As, and on the PBS special Sunday night.
Tonight at 7 PM EST we're excited to air the last event in our National Book Festival Presents series "Hear You, Hear Me," which features the newest of our Library literary ambassadors: Colson Whitehead, our 2020 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction winner.
Tonight the Library of Congress presents the second virtual program in its series “Hear You, Hear Me,” featuring Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden with Joy Harjo and Tracy K. Smith—the two U.S. Poets Laureate she has appointed.