PEN America announced its 2019 Literary Award finalists, and TheÂ BigÂ Fella is one of five in the Literary Sports Writing category. The winners will be celebrated at theÂ 2019 PEN America Literary Awards CeremonyÂ onÂ FebruaryÂ 26Â at theÂ NYU Skirball Center in NYC.
The National Book Critics Circle also announced finalists for its 2018 Awards, and TheÂ BigÂ Fella is nominated for biography.
The awards will be presented on March 14, 2019 at the New School in New York City. The ceremony is free and open to the public. A reading by the finalists will take place the evening before the awards, on March 13, also at the New School. The NBCC hosts a fundraising reception following the awards on March 14. The tickets, $50 for NBCC members when purchased in advance and $75 to the general public, benefit the NBCC, the awards, and the work that the NBCC does year round to promote books, critics, and writers nationwide.