Honoring Three Science + Literature Books

The National Book Foundation (NBF) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced the inaugural selected titles for the Science + Literature program; the author of each book will receive a $10,000 cash prize. The initiative, guided by a committee of five scientific and literary experts also announced today, identifies three books annually that deepen readers’ understanding of science and technology. Science + Literature is made possible by a three-year, $525,000 grant from the Sloan Foundation, and focuses on elevating the diversity of voices in contemporary science and technology writing through the prize and associated public programs.

Winners of the National Book Awards: Jason Mott won in fiction for his novel “Hell of a Book”

From a New York Times story by Elizabeth A. Harris headlined “Jason Mott Wins National Book Award for ‘Hell of a Book'”:

Jason Mott won the National Book Award for fiction on Wednesday for his novel “Hell of a Book,” an account of a Black author’s book tour intertwined with one focused on a Black boy in the rural South and a third character, The Kid, who may be imaginary.

Mr. Mott, who said that his agent had picked his work out of the unsolicited “slush” pile 10 years ago, is a poet and the author of three novels in addition to “Hell of a Book.”