CT Book Awards are coming soon.
On Sunday, October 30, the Library will host the 10th anniversary celebration of CT Book Awards sponsored by Connecticut Center for the Book at Hartford Public Library.
This year, Wally Lamb returns as the featured speaker. Lamb was the speaker at the first award ceremony ten years ago. Lary Bloom, the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, will present this year’s award to Roxanne Coady, founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of R.J. Julia Booksellers, Ltd. located in Madison, Connecticut and to Kat Lyons, former coordinator of the Connecticut Center for the Book and co-chair of the Connecticut Book Festival.
The awards ceremony is free and open to the public. There will be a ticketed reception after the ceremony. Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.
2011 nominees are:
Children’s Illustrator Finalists
Chalk by Bill Thomson
The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane by Andrea Wisnewski
The Last Train by Wendell Minor
Wisenheimer: A Childhood Subject to Debate by Mark Oppenheimer
Builder’s Apprentice: A Memoir by Andrew J. Hoffman
Mentors in the Garden of Life by Colleen Plimpton
Connecticut Needlework: Women, Art, and Family, 1740-1840 by Susan P. Schoelwer (and Connecticut Historical Society staff)
Doonesbury and the Art of G.B. Trudeau by Brian Walker
The Children’s Hour: A Life in Child Psychiatry by Kenneth S. Robson
War No More: The Antiwar Impulse in American Literature 1861-1914 by Cynthia Wachtell
Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010 by Elizabeth Alexander
Blue for Oceans by Charles Douthat
All of Your Messages Have Been Erased by Vivian Shipley
Walking with Ruskin by Robert Cording
Beautiful Assassin by Michael C. White
True Confections by Katharine Weber
Stay with Me by Sandra Rodriguez Barron
Doodle Bug: A Novel in Doodles by Karen Romano Young
Drum City by Thea Guidone
The Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Please join us for the celebration.