Cynthia Nixon will be stepping into a new role on the bookish side. The award-winning Sex and the City actress is hosting the National Book Awards ceremony, the National Book Foundation. The development was announced on 31 October. The dinner event will be held in New York City on 15 November.
Competitive prizes will be given for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature. Honorary prizes will be handed out to Annie Proulx (Proo) and Scholastic CEO Richard Robinson, with former President Bill Clinton and Oscar winner Anne Hathaway among the presenters.
Previous hosts of the National Book Awards include Steve Martin, Andy Borowitz and Garrison Keillor.