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On Saturday, September 20, 2014, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles marked its 22nd Anniversary with a gala celebration honoring Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and professor Junot Diaz alongside bestselling author and longtime Los Angeles Public Library supporter Judith Krantz.

Diaz, author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist, received the Los Angeles Public Library’s Literary Award for his outstanding contribution to literature.

Krantz, a steadfast member of the Foundation’s community for nearly twenty years, received the Light of Learning Award for her passionate advocacy for the Los Angeles Public Library. One of the best-selling female authors of recent decades, Krantz’s debut novel, Scruples, landed on The New York Times bestseller list in 1978, as did her next three novels. Eighty million copies of her ten books are in print in 67 languages.

Each Library Foundation Awards Dinner is a festive event that brings together our community of supporters—all of whom share a passion for great literature, learning, and libraries.

 

Junot Diaz

Diaz, author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist, received the Los Angeles Public Library’s Literary Award for his outstanding contribution to literature.


Judith Krantz

Krantz, a steadfast member of the Foundation’s community for nearly twenty years, received the Light of Learning Award for her passionate advocacy for the Los Angeles Public Library. One of the best-selling female authors of recent decades, Krantz’s debut novel, Scruples, landed on The New York Times bestseller list in 1978, as did her next three novels. Eighty million copies of her ten books are in print in 67 languages.