UK Libraries 2013 Annual Dinner
University of Kentucky Libraries
2013 Annual Dinner
Friday, April 19, 2013
Griffin Gate Marriott
1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY
The University of Kentucky Libraries
2013 Award for Intellectual Achievement
will be presented to
John W. Egerton
John W. Egerton
The Future of the Library: A Writer’s Perspective
Hors d’oeuvre Reception: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
RSVP by April 2
Individual Tickets $60
Contact Sherree Osborne
John W. Egerton is one of the nation’s most successful independent journalists and nonfiction authors. He lives in Nashville, Tenn., and writes broadly about social and cultural issues in his native South. More than 300 of his articles and columns have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times and The Washington Post. Egerton also is a member of the UK Hall of Distinguished Alumni and the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.
Born in Atlanta in 1935 and raised in Kentucky, He received B.A. and M.A. degrees from UK. Among his books are “The Americanization of Dixie” (1974); “Generations” (1983), which won the W. D. Weatherford and Lillian Smith book awards; “Southern Food” (1987), which was named Book of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals; and “Speak Now Against the Day” (1994), for which he received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.
In 2007, the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi established the John Egerton Prize to recognize artists, writers, scholars, and others, including artisans and farmers, whose work in the American South addresses issues of race, class, gender, and social and environmental justice, through the lens of food.
He has also written and edited two books of history and photography about his adopted home city, Nashville and one work of fiction, “Ali Dubyiah and the Forty Thieves,” a political satire, was published in 2006.
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