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2015 Library Lions Pictured left to right: Tony Marx, Alan Bennett, Judith A. Jamison, Maira Kalman, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Gloria Steinem, and Evan Chesler
Library Lions 2015
2014 Library Lions Pictured left to right: Anna Deavere Smith, Dave Eggers, Tony Marx, Margaret Atwood, Bob Silvers, and Kazuo Ishiguro
2013 Library Lions Pictured left to right: Tony Marx, Stephen Sondheim, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Marilynne Robinson, Katherine Boo, and Junot Díaz

 

2012 Library Lions Pictured left to right: Tony Marx, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Martin Amis, Annette Gordon-Reed, and Jennifer Egan
2011 Library Lions Pictured left to right: Jonathan Franzen, Natalie Merchant, Stacey Schiff, Ian McEwan, Isabel Wilkerson, and Tony Kushner

 

2010 Library Lions Pictured left to right: Paul LeClerc, Steve Martin, Malcolm Gladwell, Zadie Smith, and Ethan Hawke
 David Smith, Annie Proulx, Janice Moore-Smith, Paul LeClerc, Julia Chang, and Hilary Knight
2009 Library Lions Pictured left to right: David Smith, Annie Proulx, Janice Moore-Smith, Paul LeClerc, Julia Chang, and Hilary Knight

 

 Ashley Bryan, Nora Ephron, Edward Albee, and Salman Rushdie
2008 Honorees Pictured left to right: Ashley Bryan, Nora Ephron, Edward Albee, and Salman Rushdie
 Martin Scorsese, Jhumpa Lahiri, Tom Stoppard, and John Hope Franklin
2007 Honorees Pictured left to right: Martin Scorsese, Jhumpa Lahiri, Tom Stoppard, and John Hope Franklin

 


Former Honorees

  • Daniel Aaron
  • Chinua Achebe
  • Diane Ackerman
  • Renata Adler
  • Edward Albee
  • Joseph Alsop
  • Susan Mary Alsop
  • Yehuda Amichai
  • Martin Amis
  • Roger Angell
  • Maya Angelou
  • Michael Arlen
  • William Arrowsmith
  • John Ashbery
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Brooke Russell Astor
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Louis Auchincloss
  • Ken Auletta
  • Paul Auster
  • Jon Robin Baitz
  • Russell Baker
  • James Baldwin
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov
  • Ann Beattie
  • Louis Begley
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Alan Bennett
  • Olivier Bernier
  • Carl Bernstein
  • Stephn Birmingham
  • Clark Blaise
  • Harold Bloom 
  • Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg 
  • Roy Blount, Jr. 
  • Judy Blume
  • Katherine Boo
  • Daniel Boorstin
  • Joseph Brodsky
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Rita Mae Brown
  • Ashley Bryan
  • Art Buckwald
  • William F. Buckley, Jr.
  • Roberto Calasso
  • Hortense Calisher
  • Robert A. Caro 
  • Raymond Carver
  • Nina Cassian
  • Susan Cheever
  • Amy Clampitt
  • Eleanor Clark
  • Lucille Clifton
  • Johnnetta B. Cole
  • Billy Collins
  • Henry Steele Commager
  • James Conlon 
  • Alistair Cooke
  • Avery Corman
  • Malcolm Cowey
  • Arthur C. Danto
  • Robert Darnton
  • Anita Desai
  • Peter DeVries
  • Junot Díaz
  • Joan Didion
  • Annie Dillard 
  • Jim Dine
  • E.L. Doctorow
  • Ariel Dorfman
  • Rita Dove
  • Elizabeth Drew
  • Dominick Dunne
  • John Gregory Dunne
  • Jennifer Egan
  • Dave Eggers
  • Stanley Elkin
  • Sumner Locke Elliott
  • Ralph Ellison
  • Amos Elon
  • Nora Ephron
  • Howard Fast
  • Jules Feiffer
  • Frances FitzGerald
  • Thomas Flanagan
  • Renée Fleming
  • James Thomas Flexner
  • Eric Foner
  • Shelby Foote
  • Richard Ford
  • John Hope Franklin
  • Jonathan Franzen
  • Lady Antonia Fraser
  • Betty Friedan
  • Thomas L. Friedman
  • Otto Friedrich
  • Carlos Fuentes
  • William Gaddis
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Tess Gallagher
  • George Garrett
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Peter Gay
  • Theodor Seuss Geisel
  • Margaret J. Geller
  • Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
  • Brendan Gill
  • Robert Giroux
  • Malcolm Gladwell
  • Gail Godwin
  • Paul Goldberger
  • Barbara Goldsmith
  • George Goodman
  • Nadine Gordimer
  • Mary Gordon
  • Annette Gordon-Reed
  • Francine du Plessix Gray
  • Doris Grumbach
  • John Guare
  • Allan Gurganus
  • A. R. Gurney
  • David Halberstam
  • Philip Hamburger
  • Pete Hamill
  • Patricia Hampl
  • Elizabeth Hradwick
  • Curtis Harnack
  • Michael S. Harper
  • Ethan Hawke
  • Shirley Hazzard
  • Anthony Hecht
  • Joseph Heller
  • Lillian Hellman
  • Mark Helprin
  • Nat Hentoff
  • John Hersey
  • George V. Higgins
  • Oscar Hijuelos
  • Edward Hoagland
  • Laura Hobson
  • John Hollander
  • Paul Horgan
  • Maureen Howard
  • Irving Howe
  • Robert Hughes
  • Evan Hunter
  • Ada Louise Huxtable
  • John Irving
  • Walter Isaacson
  • Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Josephine Jacobsen
  • Judith A. Jamison
  • Elizabeth Janeway
  • Ruth Prwer Jhabvala
  • E.J. Kahn, Jr. 
  • Maira Kalman
  • Stefan Kanfer
  • Justin Kaplan
  • Alfred Kazin
  • Garrison Keillor
  • Thomas Keneally
  • George Kennan
  • William Kennedy
  • Galway Kinnell
  • Henry Kissinger
  • Carolyn Kizer
  • Karl Ove Knausgaard
  • Hilary Knight
  • John Knowles
  • Kenneth Koch
  • Jerzy Kosinski
  • Jill Krementz
  • Stanley Kunitz
  • Tony Kushner
  • Jhumpa Lahiri
  • David Leavitt
  • Paul LeClerc
  • Ming Cho Lee
  • Nicholas Lemann
  • Elmore Leonard
  • Philip Levine
  • David Levering Lewis
  • R.W.B. Lewis
  • Alan Lomax
  • Barry Lopez
  • Bette Bao Lord
  • Walter Lord
  • J. Anthony Lukas
  • Alison Lurie
  • Peter Maas
  • Norman Mailer
  • Bernard Malamud
  • William Manchester
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Norman Manea
  • D. Keith Mano
  • Hillary Mantel
  • Javier Marías 
  • Paule Marshall
  • Steve Martin
  • Robert K. Massie
  • Peter Matthiessen
  • William Maxwell
  • Mary McCarthy
  • J.D. McClatchy
  • David McCullough
  • Audra McDonald
  • Ian McEwan
  • William S. McFeely
  • Jay McInerney
  • Terrence McNally
  • John McPhee
  • James M. McPherson
  • Gita Mehta
  • Ved Mehta
  • Natalie Merchant
  • William Meredith
  • Eve Merriam
  • James Merrill
  • Nancy Milford
  • Arthur Miller
  • Joseph Mitchell 
  • Jessica Mitford
  • Herbert Mitgang
  • Brian Moore
  • Susanna Moore
  • Edmund Morris
  • Richard Brandon Morris
  • Toni Morrison
  • Walter Mosley
  • Daniel Patrick Moynihan
  • Bharati Mukherjee
  • Gloria Naylor
  • Richard Nelson
  • Mike Nichols
  • Hugh Nissenson
  • Peggy Noonan
  • Marsha Norman
  • Martha Craven Nussbaum
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Edna O'Brien
  • Michael Ondaatje
  • Cynthia Ozick
  • Orhan Pamuk
  • Gordon Parks
  • Katherine Paterson
  • Ernst Pawel
  • Jarolslav Pelikan
  • Harold Pinter
  • George Plimpton
  • Richard Poirier
  • Chaim Potok
  • Emily Prager
  • Richard Price
  • E. Annie Proulx
  • Anna Quindlen
  • Gregory Rabassa
  • Arnold Rampersad
  • Diane Ravitch
  • Richard Reeves
  • David Remnick
  • James Reston
  • John Rewald
  • John Richardson
  • Mordecai Richler
  • Jerome Robbins
  • Marilynne Robinson
  • Rozana Robinson
  • Phyllis Rose
  • Judith Rossner
  • Philip Roth
  • Berton Roueche
  • Milton Rugoff
  • Sir Salman Rushdie
  • John Russell
  • Edward W. Said
  • Harrison E. Salisbury
  • Mark Salzman
  • Ronald Sanders
  • Simon Schama
  • Stacy Schiff
  • Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
  • Gjertrud Schnackenberg
  • Budd Schulberg
  • Martin Scorsese
  • Vincent Scully
  • Lore Segal
  • Maurice Sendak
  • Wilfrid Sheed
  • Neil Sheehan
  • Susan Sheehan
  • Gail Sheehy
  • William Shirer
  • Robert B. Silvers
  • Kate Simon
  • Eileen Simpson
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • Anna Deavere Smith
  • Zadie Smith
  • Stephen Sondheim
  • Susan Sontag
  • Jonathan Spence
  • Elizabeth Spencer 
  • Stephen Spender
  • Art Spiegelman
  • Francis Steegmuller
  • Wallace Stegner
  • Leo Steinberg
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Robert Stone
  • Tom Stoppard
  • Susan Stroman 
  • William Styron
  • May Swenson
  • Gay Talese
  • Billy Taylor
  • Peter Taylor
  • Julie Taymor
  • Lewis Thomas
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • Lionel Tiger
  • Colm Tóibín 
  • Calvin Tomkins
  • Laurence Tribe
  • Calvin Trillin
  • Barbara Tuchman
  • Mario Vargas Llosa
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Derek Walcott
  • Robert James Waller
  • Robert Penn Warren
  • Wendy Wasserstein
  • James D. Watson
  • Cornel West
  • Paul West 
  • Christopher Wheeldon
  • Theodore White
  • Tom Wicker
  • Elie Wiesel
  • Isabel Wilkerson
  • Garry Wills
  • August Wilson
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • George C. Wolfe
  • Tom Wolfe
  • C. Vann Woodward
  • Herman Wouk
  • Charles Wright
  • Gao Xingjian
  • William Zinsser