11/19/2010 04:28 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

National Book Awards: Young Authors Join The 'House Party' [VIDEO]

While Patti Smith was accepting her National Book Award on Wednesday night, young people interested in books, writing and publishing gathered at the Random House headquarters in New York for an inaugural "House Party."

Thrown in conjunction with the National Book Awards, the Association of American Publishers' Young to Publishing Group hosted over 400 guests to watch a livestream of the annual literary ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street.

Popular young authors circulated throughout the party, and there to speak with them were HuffPost's Rob Fishman and Bianca Bosker. See below for video interviews with Chip Kidd, Avi Steinberg, Teju Cole, Brenna Ehrlich and Andrea Bartz and others!

And see below for Pixable's footage from the House Party.