Hello TLA members and fans! Our book awards jurors have finished reading this year’s nominees and they’ve chosen some wonderful books to recognize this year at a ceremony in New York. TLA is thrilled to invite you to the annual presentation of the Theatre Library Association’s Book Awards, honoring English language works of scholarship on theatre, film, and broadcasting, published in 2014. The 2014 George Freedley Memorial Award for an exemplary work in the field of live theatre or performance will be awarded to Arnold Aronson for Ming Cho Lee: A Life in Design, published by Theatre Communications Group. The 2014 Richard Wall Memorial Award for an exemplary work in the field of recorded performance will be awarded to Mark Harris for Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War, published by Penguin. A Special Jury Prize will be awarded to Scott Eyman for John Wayne: The Life and Legend, published by Simon and Schuster.
The TLA Book Awards Ceremony will include remarks from this year’s winners and a display of materials from the holdings of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, with a brief reception to follow.
This event takes place in the Library for the Performing Arts’ Cafe, on the first floor, Lincoln Center Plaza level. Enter via the Cafe entrance by ascending the stairs at the corner of Amsterdam Ave. and West 65th St. Mobility impaired people may enter via 111 Amsterdam Ave.
We hope to see you in October!
TLA Board Member and Book Awards Committee Co-Chair