The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame presents its prestigious Fuller Award to Reginald Gibbons for his lifetime contribution to literature. Chicago Public Library is pleased to continue its long collaboration with The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame in support of this award to Mr. Gibbons.
Reginald Gibbons' prolific writing career includes ten poetry collections, a short story collection, a novel, as well as many essays, reviews, columns, and translations. Mr. Gibbons has also served as editor of numerous anthologies. His work is widely anthologized and has earned several prestigious literary honors, including the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Carl Sandburg Prize, and the Folger Shakespeare Library's 2004 O. B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Fulbright Program, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and has taught at Princeton University, Northwestern University, and Warren Wilson College.
Event speakers include Michael Warr, Angela Jackson, Chris Abani and Stuart Dybek. Donna Seaman will lead a conversation with Mr. Gibbons following his acceptance speech.
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The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame’s Fuller Award was inspired by Henry Blake Fuller (1857-1929), author, editor, poet, critic, and composer, one of Chicago’s earliest novelists, and the author of The Cliff-Dwellers (1893) and With the Procession (1891). It is awarded annually to a writer with strong Chicago roots who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to literature. The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame will co-present the award to Mr. Gibbons with the Newberry Library, American Writers Museum, Poetry Foundation, Northwestern University, the Chicago Public Library, Guild Literary Complex, Warren Wilson College, Four Way Books, The University of Chicago Press, Third World Press and the National Museum of Mexican Art.