• National Book Awards Festival - Bringing the best writing in America to Huntsville
  • National Book Awards Stage with 4 people sitting in chairs
  • Reading on Stage
  • Stage at NBAF

The 2020 NBAF at SHSU has been postponed due to Coronavirus concerns. We hope to reschedule for the upcoming academic year.

National Book Awards Festival

Monday, April 6, 2020


The National Book Awards Festival at SHSU brings recent National Book Award finalists and winners to Huntsville, Texas for several days of literary events that are free and open to the public. The marquee event is a reading and discussion with the visiting authors. This program is a joint endeavor of Sam Houston State University and the National Book Foundation sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the MFA Program in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing.

Author Lineup




Dr. Amanda Nowlin-O’Banion
Phone: (936)294-4109  |  Email: nbaf@shsu.edu


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