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Skloot, Ebert to receive literary honors
2011-08-10

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The Chicago Public Library and Chicago Public Library Foundation announced that writer Rebecca Skloot and film critic Roger Ebert will be honored at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner Thursday, Oct. 20, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Ebert will be given the Carl Sandburg Literary Award, while Skloot will receive the 21st Century Award.

Skloot penned The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a tale about family and medicine. Windy City Times' review of the book is at http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/ARTICLE.php?AID=27595.

The event will take place at The Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd., with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. and a dinner at 6:45 p.m. Individual tickets are $1,000 and $2,500; reservations are strictly limited. For information or to purchase tickets, tables or sponsorships, contact Madeline Long at 312-201-9830, ext. 25, or csla1@cplfoundation.org .


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