E.O. Wilson’s latest book, The Meaning of Human Existence, is one of five finalists in nonfiction for the 2014 National Book Awards. Tune in tonight to the live webcast when the winners will be announced:
7:40 p.m.—Ceremony is scheduled to begin with Daniel Handler’s opening remarks.
7:50 p.m.—Mary Pope Osborne presents the Literarian Award to Kyle Zimmer of First Book
8:00 p.m.—Neil Gaiman presents the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to Ursula K. Le Guin
8:10 p.m.—Break for dinner and then we will return for the National Book Awards Ceremony.
8:50 p.m.—Remarks by Chairman of the National Book Foundation, David Steinberger.
2014 National Book Awards Ceremony.
Presentation of awards for Young People’s Literature, Poetry, Nonfiction, Fiction.
9:45 p.m.—2014 National Book Awards Ceremony Concludes
Last night The New School hosted a reading with the finalists for the National Book Award in the categories of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and young people’s literature. Watch below, at the 1:54:45 mark, author Jonathon Weiner reading from chapter 3, Evolution and Our Inner Conflict, from The Meaning of Human Existence.