The Associates of the Boston Public Library will host the 26th annual Literary Lights on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. This annual black tie dinner is our opportunity to honor outstanding writers from the Northeast and celebrate their contributions to literature.
We are pleased to announce that at this year’s event we will be honoring: Andre Aciman, Charles Coe, Tina Howe, Charles C. Mann, Stewart O’Nan, Edith Pearlman, and keynote speaker Stephen Greenblatt. The awards will be presented by esteemed colleagues and prior Literary Lights recipients: Stona Fitch, Dan Chiasson, Lydia Diamond, Nathaniel Philbrick, Joseph Finder and Elinor Lipman.
We are in the process of planning key event details, so please check back for updates. To be added to the mailing list for next year's event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 25th annual Literary Lights was held on April 14, 2013. The 2013 honorees or "Literary Lights," were recognized for excellence in a wide variety of literary genres. Collectively, they have won dozens of major awards for their inspiring work.
The Literary Lights were:
Writer, narrator, historian, and lecturer, author of John Adams, and Truman.
Presented by: Ric Burns
Writer, former Harvard Faculty member, former CIA recruit, and author of High Crimes, The Moscow Club, Paranoia, and many others.
Presented by: John Taylor Williams
Playwright, lyricist, and screenwriter and author of The Rabbit Hole.
Presented by: Peter DuBois
Writer, animator, children's books author/illustrator, and author of the Knuffle Bunny and Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.
Presented by: Jack Gantos
In addition to celebrating the accomplishments of these seven writers, the evening also served as the Associates’ key fundraising event to raise funds for The David McCullough Conservation Fund and the Associates of the Boston Public Library's operations. The Associates created the McCullough Fund in 2001 to provide a consistent source of funding for the conservation and preservation of the BPL's Special Collections of books, manuscripts, works of art and historic documents.
The Associates have been honoring authors for the past 25 years at Literary Lights dinners. View a list of authors the Associates have honored over the years.
To find out more about this event and sponsorship opportunities, or to be added to the mailing list for next year's Literary Lights, please contact the Associates office at:
of the Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116