The 2020 National Book Awards ceremony is going virtual.

This year’s National Book Awards ceremony and its preceding events are going virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Book Foundation announced Friday that the 71st National Book Awards Ceremony will be held online Nov. 18 “in light of public health concerts related to the coronavirus and to ensure the safety of all participants.”
It’s a major, though not surprising change for the traditionally glitzy New York gala that celebrates literary excellence.
The ceremony’s preceding events such as 5 Under 35, the National Book Awards Finalist Reading and Teen Press Conference,
which usually take place the week before the ceremony, will now be stretched throughout October and November.

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