Event will honor Sarah Josepha Hale award winner: Jill Lepore

Newport, N.H. – Historian Jill Lepore will accept the 2012 Sarah Josepha Hale Award at the Newport Opera House, 20 Main Street, on Saturday, November 10 at 8 p.m.

Richards Free Library is sponsoring the event, which is open the public free of charge.

Lepore has won the Anisfield-Wolf Award, the Bancroft Prize, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize, and the Berkshire Prize. She is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker.

Her books include:

  • The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party’s Revolution and the Battle over American History;
  • New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize;
  • The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity;
  • Blindspot, a novel written with Jane Kamensky, a Times Book Review Editors’ Choice; and
  • The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death, her latest book published in June 2012.

For more info about the Hale award, visit the Richards Free Library website.

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