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David Remnick, Francine Prose & Colm Toibin inducted into the NYS Writers Hall of Fame. Allen Ginsberg, Isaac Asimov, Dawn Powell & Ezra Jack Keats were also honored.


National Book Festival

Jon Scieszka Stops at NYS Booth

Featured Book (Our Choice for the National Book Festival)

Thank you to our supporters of the Empire State Center for the Book & NYS 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



July 11, 2015

Literary Landmark Dedication - Wilder Homestead, Malone, NY

September 5, 2015

National Book Festival, Washington DC