Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner

Recognizing the Achievements of Established and Emerging Writers and Artists

Don’t miss the 2016 Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner! The awards recognize literary and artistic achievements of established and emerging writers and artists. In 2016, the Chicago Public Library Foundations will honor Erik Larson, Scott Turow, and Amina Gautier.

Author Erik Larson (Devil in the White City, In the Garden of the Beasts, Dead Wake) will receive the Carl Sandburg Literary Award for non-fiction. Scott Turow (Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof, Identical) receives the award for fiction. The 21st Century Award, presented to a Chicago-based emerging author, will be awarded to short story writer Amina Gautier (At Risk, The Loss of All Lost Things).

Guest authors with ties to Chicago will be seated at every table enjoying lively conversation with guests. Larson and Turow will participate in an insight-filled onstage conversation moderated by National Public Radio host and author Scott Simon.


2015 Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner Photos

2015 Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner

Oct 26th

2016 at the UIC Forum


honorees: Erik Larson, Scott Turow, Amina Gautier


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