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Each year, Poets & Writers gathers people from every aspect of the book business—authors, editors, agents, publishers, designers, printers, paper companies, booksellers, and more—to celebrate the enormous contributions that writers make to our culture. The annual dinner, called In Celebration of Writers, is attended by luminaries in the arts, publishing, and media. It is the organization’s most important annual fundraising event, making our programs and resources for creative writers possible.
This 2013 dinner was held on March 18, 2013 at 583 Park Avenue. The Dinner Chair was David Young, Chairman and CEO of Hachette Book Group. Leonard Riggio, Chairman and Founder of Barnes & Noble, received the inaugural Leadership Award in celebration of his transformative contributions to the field. The Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Awards, which annually honor writers who have given generously to other writers or to the broader literary community, were presented to Steve Berry, Rigoberto González, and Judith Kelman. The Editor’s Award, which recognizes a book editor who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to the publication of poetry or literary prose, was presented to Chuck Adams of Algonquin Books.
For additional details, read the Press Release.
View photos of the 2013 dinner here.
Read more about the 2013 award recipients and see a list of past recipients.
2013 Honorees, from left: Chuck Adams, Judith Kelman, Rigoberto González, Steve Berry, and Leonard Riggio. Photo: Christopher Smith.
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Generous underwriting for the 2013 dinner was provided by: