Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Public Library Foundation announced that fantasy/science-fiction writer George R. R. Martin will receive the 2019 Carl Sandburg Literary Award. Also, the education sociologist Dr. Eve L. Ewingwho has published nonfiction, fiction, plays and poetrywill receive the 21st Century Award, which honors significant recent achievements in writing by an author with ties to Chicago.
The two authors will be feted at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 5:30 p.m. at The Isadore & Sadie Dorin Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Martin is best known for his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, which inspired the HBO series Game of Thrones. Ewing is known for her works Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side, among other items.
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