Chicago’s best authors came out for a night of recognition and celebration
Literary fanatics came out in droves for the annual Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner. At the Oct. 17 event, held at the UIC Forum (725 W. Roosevelt) and presented by the Chicago Public Library Foundation, book lovers were able to get to know their favorite authors, as each table was teamed up with a notable writer with Chicago ties. The evening’s honorees, including Don DeLillo (White Noise, Mao II), Walter Isaacson (Steve Jobs) and Nami Mun (Miles from Nowhere), were joined by other notables such as Bill Kurtis, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and co-chairs Trisha Rooney Alden and Michael Sacks (an investor in Sun-Times’ parent company Wrapports). Proceeds from the night benefit programs like One Book, One Chicago and the Family Summer Reading Program.
The Sun-Times was the media sponsor of this event.
Story by Katerina Bizios | Photos by Ramzi Dreessen