Of course we know and love her as Miranda from Sex and the City, but did you know Cynthia Nixon also starred as Emily Dickinson in the 2016 film A Quiet Passion? Previously, Nixon had featured in various book adaptations including I Am the Cheese and Pelican Brief. Her connection to the literary world continues now as she has been announced as the host of the 2017 National Book Awards.
Miranda, as I like to call her, will announce the winner of each category for which the finalists have already been announced, including Eliot Ackerman, Carmen Maria Machado, Ibi Zoboi, and Elana K. Arnold.
Miranda is an LGBTQ activist and promoter of breast cancer awareness. There is also talk that she may run for governor of New York next year and, apparently, she hasn’t denied a possible gubernatorial bid. Before today, I had never encountered the term gubernatorial. I don’t think we have that in Ireland. Ya live, ya learn.
It will not be the first time the National Book Awards have been hosted by a celebrity from outside the book world. Comedian Larry Wilmore did the honors last year.
Featured Image Via the LA Times and the National Book Foundation