“It is a great honor to welcome Toni Morrison to The Hay-Adams and celebrate this distinguished award with her,” said Kay Enokido, President of the Hotel. “The Author Series proudly hosts the finest world-renowned authors to discuss their work. We are greatly looking forward to paying tribute to Toni Morrison, a true living legend.”
Toni Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988 for her novel BELOVED and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993 for her body of work. Her most recent novel was the national bestseller A MERCY (2008), hailed by The New York Times as one of the “10 Best Books of the Year.” She is the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities Emeritus at Princeton University.
The luncheon event, which will be held at The Hay-Adams from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m., will be co-hosted by Kay Enokido and Marie Arana, Writer at Large for The Washington Post and a member of the Scholars’ Council at the Library of Congress. Guests will enjoy a specially prepared lunch and have the opportunity to interact with the author. A book signing will follow.
Tickets are $85 and include a three-course meal, wine, tax and gratuity. Toni Morrison’s books BELOVED and A MERCY will be available for purchase. For tickets and more information, go to http://www.hayadams.com/
ABOUT THE HAY-ADAMS AUTHOR SERIES
The Hay-Adams Author Series was launched in 2005 to renew a tradition that began in the late 1800s when such notable authors as Mark Twain and Edith Wharton gathered at the homes of John Hay and Henry Adams (now the site of the Hay-Adams) to discuss politics, art, and literature. Combining lively conversation, an unparalleled location, and fine food and drink, the tradition lives on with some of the most distinguished authors of today. Previous authors have included Isabel Allende, Maya Angelou, Robert Bennett, Ron Chernow, John Grisham, David McCullough, Robert Merry, and Patricia O'Toole.
ABOUT THE HAY-ADAMS
Located at Sixteenth and H Streets, at Lafayette Park across from the White House, The Hay-Adams is Washington's finest luxury hotel and one of the most historic and celebrated properties in the world. The Hotel offers 145 rooms and suites, many with White House views. It has won numerous awards for its impeccable service, and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, an exclusive group of discriminating luxury hotels worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.hayadams.com.
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