The Empire State Center for the Book has announced Irving Berlin, Min Jin Lee, Audre Lorde, and James McBride as the 2022 inductees to the NYS Writers Hall of Fame.
The induction ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City, announced Rocco Staino, Director of the Empire State Center for the Book. The event will also be broadcast online.
“After a hiatus of two years, we are delighted to be back with a hybrid event which will be both virtual and in-person,” said Staino. “It is only fitting that the event be at The Algonquin Hotel, a national literary landmark.”
“This year’s honorees, including two living authors and two deceased artists, are luminaries in their respective genres,” said Paul Grondahl, Director of the New York State Writers Institute. “This quartet joins an illustrious roster of Writers Hall of Fame inductees. They underscore New York State’s grand tradition of fostering world-class literary figures and creative artists of the first rank. The ceremony and its gathering of New York’s literati and publishing industry pillars gives me great joy and optimism. It reminds me that the state of our writerly union is strong.”
The Empire State Center for the Book is the New York State affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book and oversees the Hall of Fame, presented in partnership with the New York State Writers Institute.
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