Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced today the winners of the inaugural NYC Literary Honors award for “scholars who have demonstrated a lifetime of achievement and for whom New York has been a central inspiration.”
The award is means to honor the role the publishing industry plays in the city’s economy and celebrate the role that literature plays in the life of the city.
“New York City has always been home to some of the world’s greatest authors, and it has served as the inspiration for countless literary works for decades,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “Tonight’s awards give our City the opportunity to officially recognize some of the New Yorkers that have told our stories, chronicled our experiences, shared our love for our home, and enriched the lives of millions of readers around the world.”
This years awards go to Walter Dean Myers for Children’s Literature, Paul Auster for Fiction, Robert Caro for Non-Fiction, Roz Chast for Humor, Marie Ponsot for Poetry and Robert Silvers for Literary Life. The awards will be presented at Gracie Mansion. Read More