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National Book Awards Festival Helps Build Huntsville’s Cultural Credibility

For the fifth straight year, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville is hosting the National Book Awards Festival, featuring award-winning writers and free literary events.

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Sam Houston State University is one of four schools nationwide that host National Book Awards Festivals, presented by the National Book Foundation. This is the fifth year Amanda Nowlin O’Banion has organized the festival.

She tells Houston Public Media’s Catherine Lu about this year’s festival and says its growth year to year reinforces how engaged the arts community is in and around Sam Houston State.