Nashville Public Library Literary Award
Literary Award Gala
The Nashville Public Library Literary Award was first given in 2004 to recognize an author or other individual for his or her contribution to the world of books and reading. Each year the award brings an outstanding individual to Nashville to honor his or her achievements, to benefit the library and to promote literacy, books and reading.
Previous honorees include some of our nation’s great literary giants – David Halberstam, David McCullough, John Updike, Ann Patchett, John Irving, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Billy Collins, John McPhee, Margaret Atwood and Robert K. Massie.
Proceeds from Literary Award events have helped preschool children learn to read, prepared teens for college and put more books on the shelves (and e-shelves) for readers of all ages.