NPL Literary Award Public Lecture

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NPL Literary Award Public Lecture

Join us for this free event to honor Louise Erdrich, 2022 NPL Literary Award Honoree and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School 613 17th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37203

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About this event

We are excited to come together in November to honor Louise Erdrich and celebrate Nashville Public Library!

Louise Erdrich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, is the author of many novels as well as volumes of poetry, children’s books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel The Round House won the National Book Award for Fiction and The Night Watchman won the Pulitzer Prize. Love Medicine and LaRose received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Her most recent book, The Sentence, has been nominated for the Women’s Prize.

About the Public Lecture

Established in 2004, the Nashville Public Library Literary Award recognizes distinguished authors for their illustrious contributions to the world of books, literacy, and reading. Each year, we bring an outstanding individual to Nashville for a weekend-long celebration to honor their achievements while simultaneously raising funds to support NPL and its essential education and literacy programs and resources. The free Public Lecture offers the opportunity for the entire community to come together in celebration.

All are invited to join this free celebration, but we ask that you kindly reserve your ticket. If you are able to make a gift to support our remarkable library, your generosity would be greatly appreciated.

If you are not able to attend the event in person, the event will stream at select Nashville Public Library branches. Learn more at

The Public Lecture is proudly sponsored by:

Dollar General

Carol & Bobby Frist

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