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;
- 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.