ANNUAL FALL BENEFIT & LITERARY PRIZE CELEBRATION

PRESENTED BY THE BROOKLYN EAGLES

Join Brooklyn Public Library and the Brooklyn Eagles to toast Brooklyn’s best books with drinks and dancing at the historic Park Slope Library.

Proceeds will benefit children's, youth, and cultural programming throughout BPL's branches.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES Isaac Fitzgerald

Isaac Fitzgerald

Celebrating the winners of the 2019 BPL Literary Prize

NonFiction Winner

Tressie McMillan Cottom

Tressie McMillan Cottom

Thick: And Other Essays

Fiction & Poetry Winner

Miriam Toews

Miriam Toews

Women Talking

Friday, November 8, 2019
8 – 11:30 PM

Park Slope Library
431 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn

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THE BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY LITERARY PRIZE

The Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize honors two books that exemplify the Library’s mission of addressing the urgent social, political, and artistic issues of our time. The nominated and winning titles were compiled by a panel of BPL librarians, drawing not only on their expertise with traditional literature and contemporary writing but also on their knowledge of the patrons they work with every day. The Prize is one of only a few major literary prizes awarded by a public library system and selected by a panel of librarians.

NonFiction Finalists

FICTION & POETRY FINALISTS

2019 Brooklyn Classic Co-Chairs

Emily Ashton

Grace Rauh

Divya Sashti


2019 Brooklyn Classic Host Committee

(List in formation)

  • Emily Ashton - Co-chair
  • Grace Rauh - Co-chair
  • Divya Sashti - Co-chair
  • Luisa Aviles & Joseph Musso
  • Matthew Baer
  • Kate Brannan & David Gura
  • Jessica Burbach
  • Challey Comer
  • Samara Daly
  • Ali Davis
  • Charles Duhigg*
  • Dan Evans
  • Jamie Fox
  • Peter Goldwasser
  • Sarah Grubb
  • Tanna Kimmerling
  • Josh Levin
  • Susan & David Marcinek
  • Megan Masek
  • Shanti Mathew
  • Lucy Mayo
  • Sarah McNally
  • Ashley Mihlebach* & Ben Steinberg
  • Margi Miranda
  • Michael Murphy
  • Ron Nurwisah
  • Athena Pappas
  • Sara Reisberg
  • Lincoln Restler
  • Barbara Ann Rogers
  • Beatrice Rubin
  • Toni Smith
  • Therese Sterling-Little
  • Konstantine Tettonis
  • Alexander White
  • Lizzie Widdicombe

  • *Founders of the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize presented by the Brooklyn Eagles

Music by OP!

(of I Love Vinyl & Afrokinetic)

Music by OP! (of I Love Vinyl & Afrokinetic)
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