|Last week, The New York Public Library along with Ethan Hawke held its 2009 Young Lions Fiction Award to celebrate the year's best young writers, with readings from each of the finalists' remarkable books.
The winning writer was Salvatore Scibona (for The End) who was awarded a $10,000 prize at a ceremony hosted by Young Lions co-founder and actor Ethan Hawke, held in the Celeste Bartos Forum of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.
The award honors the works of authors age 35 and under who are making an indelible impression on the world of literature.
|The finalists included: Jon Fasman, The Unpossessed City; Rivka Galchen, Atmospheric Disturbances; Sana Krasikov, One More Year; Zachary Mason, The Lost Books of the Odyssey; Salvatore Scibona, The End.
Winners from previous years include: Olga Grushin, The Dream Life of Sukhanov; Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation; Monique Truong, Book of Salt; Anthony Doerr, The Shell Collector; Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated; Colson Whitehead, John Henry Days; and Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves.
| The Greensward Circle (young professionals under the age of 35 years) hosted a Winter Social, I Heart Central Park, at The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center for like-minded young professionals for drinks, desserts, and dialogue while learning how to maintain and preserve our urban sweet spot.
The evening featured specialty tapas courtesy of Cafe Largo, event photography courtesy of Social Shutterbug, and event decor via Ed Libby & Company, Inc.
Co-Chairs included Ashton Abbot, Dana Fowler Charette, Melissa Chusid, Robyn Delman, Christopher J. Gervais, Dawne Marie Grannum, Gayle Hawkins.
|More from The New York Public Library ... Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias (Spain) visited The NYPL to see some special items from the collections.|