At Modern Luxury, connection and community define who we are. We use cookies to improve the Modern Luxury experience - to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also may share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. We take your privacy seriously and want you to be aware that we have recently made changes to our Privacy Policy, which can be found here.

I AGREE
    

A Novel Event

| January 22, 2015 | Parties

While many laughingly referred to the Chicago Public Library’s Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner as “Chicago’s smartest event,” the evening proved the moniker was no exaggeration. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, legendary fiction writer Larry McMurtry, musical icon Mavis Staples and best-selling Divergent author Veronica Roth were the honorees at the event led by emcee Bill Kurtis, and 69 authors, all with ties to Chicago, were among the 700 guests. Mayor Rahm Emanuel took the stage to toast the event, which raised more than $1.5 million for the Chicago Public Library Foundation. –Photos by Johnny Knight and Dan Rest



Tags:

Photography by: