Wednesday, Nov 06, 2019 6:30p -
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Alcohol, Food, Lectures & Conferences
What was the best book published one hundred years ago? The Associates of the Boston Public Library cordially invites you to vote in our Hundred-Year Retroactive Book Award competition, which weighs the enduring literary merits of bestsellers published in 1919.
This year’s contenders for the best novel are "Winesburg, Ohio" by Sherwood Anderson, "Passionate Journey" by Frans Masereel, and "The Chicago Race Riots" by Carl Sandburg. The books will be championed by novelist Andre Dubus III, comic artist Dan Mazur, and historian Kellie Carter Jackson, respectively. WBUR’s Christopher Lydon will moderate this irreverent debate, after which the audience will vote to determine the winner of the Retroactive Book Award of 1919. A reception with the panelists will follow.
For more information and to RSVP: http://bookaward.eventbrite.com/?aff=BosCal