The Chicago Public Library Foundation and Chicago Public Library will present the annual Carl Sandburg Literary Awards to best-selling authors Margaret Atwood ( The Handmaid's Tale ) and Dave Eggers ( A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius ) at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner on Wed., Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. at The Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Journalist Natalie Moore, author of The South Side, will receive the 21st Century Award at the event.
In keeping with the event's tradition, a celebrated writer or artist with ties to Chicago will be seated at each table, giving each attendee the opportunity to discuss the author's work and creative process over dinner. Among those slated to attend are rock critic Greg Kot; House of Cards screenwriter and Lookingglass ensemble member Laura Eason; celebrity chef Fabio Viviani; journalist/author Owen Keehen ( who has written for Windy City Times ); and best-selling author Gillian Flynn ( Gone Girl ).
For information or to purchase tickets, tables or sponsorships, visit CPLFoundation.org or contact Samantha Courter at 312-201-9830, ext. 25, or firstname.lastname@example.org .