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The Center for the Book has selected Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure (TOON, 2015) by Nadja Spiegelman and Illustrated by Sergio Garcia Sanchez to represent New York State at the 2016 National Book Festival in Washington DC.  It will be on the National Book Festival’s “Discover Great Places Through Reading” map. 


NYS Writers Hall of Fame Announced

Noted writers Roger Angell, Roz Chast, Samuel R, Delany, and Stephen Sondheim are among the eight members of the 2016 Class of Inductees into the NYS Writers Hall of Fame.  The four will be in attendance at the induction ceremony and dinner on Tuesday evening, June 7, 2016, at the 3 West Club in New York City.  In addition, four deceased writers Maya Angelou, Jean Craighead George, Don Marquis, and Grace Paley will also be inducted. 

Literary Landmark for E.L. Doctorow

On June 18, 2016 the Center for the Book in cooperation with United for Libraries will dedication the home of E.L. Doctorow at 333 East 57th Street as a Literary Landmark. The event is open to the public


2016 NYS Writers Hall of Fame Honorees


Roger Angell                                                  Maya Angelou                                                                                  Roz Chast  



Samuel R. Delany                                                           Jean Craighead George                                                 Don Marquis


                                         Grace Paley                                                   Stephen Sondheim


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Lost in New York: A Subway Adventure to Represent New York at National Book Festival

Five Members of the New York State Writers Hall of Fame Join PEN to support APPLE

Stephen Sondheim Among Eight to be Inducted into Writers Hall of Fame 

New York Selects Steinbeck's Travels with Charley for its Route 1 Reads Book

E.L. Doctorow Dies at 84

North Country NPR Story on the Wilder Homestead Literary Landmark Dedication

Wilder Homestead to be declared a Literary Landmark

Center for the Book Announces New York State Letters About Literature Winners

Empire State Center for the Book to dedicate Literary Landmark in honor of Walter Dean Myers

Ann M. Martin's Rain Reign to represent New York State at National Book Festival

NYS Writers Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Announced

Harriet the Spy Park Hangout Designated a Literary Landmark

Walt Whitman Birthplace Designated as a National "Literary Landmark"

View the photos from the 2014 Hall of Fame Gala

Children's Book Week Celebrated with Literary Landmark for Lyle the Crocodile's E. 88th Street

Lyle the Crocodile's Official Home Sweet Home

2014 Letters About Literature Winners Announced

In Celebration of Children’s Book Week, East 88th Street to be Literary Landmark, May 14

Plans for the 2014 New York Writers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala are announced.

Balloons Over Broadway to represent New York at National Book Festival

2014 Inductees to the NYS Writers Hall of Fame announced



April 12

Literary Landmark Dedication of Roosevelt Island

2 pm - Roosevelt Island Branch of New York Public Library, 524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island

June 7

New York State Writers Hall of Fame Induction Gala 

6 pm - 3 West Club (Ticketed Event)


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