In a new initiative to recognize outstanding works of literature published in English in the year of their publication, the New York Times today announced The 10 Best Books of 2021.
As highlighted in the forthcoming New York Times Books Review in the column, Ann Marie Lipinski, Amy Tan, Toni Morrison, and Oprah Winfrey have been selected to announce the best and most thought-provoking titles in English coming to shelves in the year 2021.
Announcing The 10 Best Books of 2021
Tori Caruso, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief and Daniel A. Klaidman, who has covered the White House and the White House press corps for The Washington Post, will announce the ten books with the best-in-show in New York City on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11:00am. The Library of Congress and Barnes & Noble will host a private event with noted author Alan Jacobs at the Library of Congress’ Loeb Drama Center.
Books and authors will be revealed in the morning of January 25 and the event will be streamed at www.nytimes.com/books/best-books-2020.
The New York Times Books Review will publish each choice in-depth in the column starting January 25. The Books Review will be published in the spring of 2021 to coincide with The Times’ 80th anniversary.
We are also continuing our unique partnership with Arts & Culture Magazine, the world’s fastest-growing reading and culture magazine, to call upon its 800,000 readers to chose the #1 New York Times Best Book of 2021.
Aron Pilhofer, Editor of Arts & Culture, added:
“The Arts & Culture readership holds some of the most passionate art and culture lovers in the world. We’ve known for a long time that The New York Times’ Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Book are the definitive annual lit event for the American literary world, and we’re excited to be joining them for this year’s special edition. We’re thrilled to see which books will capture readers’ imaginations over the next two years and into the next decade.”
The New York Times Books Review Panel, chaired by Robert Jones, is comprised of key cultural and literary figures: Ann Marie Lipinski, Amy Tan, Toni Morrison, Tavis Smiley, Brian Stelter, Phil Brock, and USA Today’s Mark Harris.