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  • 1996 National Book Foundation Medal
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    1996 National Book Foundation Medal

    Ms. Morrison, who has won both 1993 Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, in 1993 and 1988 respectively, received the foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. After being…

  • Prose Readings
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    Prose Readings

    Several authors read from their works to honor the 50th anniversary of Farrar, Strauss and Giroux. Mr. Merkin read from Tom Wolfe’s profile of Roger Straus because Mr. Wolfe was ill and…

  • 1996 National Book Awards
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    1996 National Book Awards

    Mr. Trillin hosted a ceremony at which awards were presented in fiction, non-fiction, children’s and poetry categories. Victor Martinez won in children’s literature; Hayden Carruth won in…

  • emMessages from My Fatherem
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    Messages from My Father

    At Brattle Theatre, Mr. Trillin talked about his 19th book, Messages from My Father, which focuses on the importance of his father in his life. He read several passages from the book and…