University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
November 15, 2011
Contact: Joy Crawford-Washington, USA Public Relations, (251) 460-6211

USA Faculty Member Nominated for Prestigious National Book Award

Watch Live Streaming Video of
 National Book Awards Ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 16


USA Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Jesmyn Ward, one of five finalists named in the fiction category for the 2011 National Book Award is in New York City this week for the awards ceremony to begin at 7 p.m. CST Wednesday, Nov. 16.

The dinner will follow at 7:45 p.m. CST with the awards being announced at 8:15 p.m. CST. To view the event via live-streaming video, visit and click on Webcast Live.

To read more about Ward’s book “Salvage the Bones,” visit .


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