We are thrilled that two Wesleyan titles are honored by the Connecticut Center for the Book as finalists for 2020 Connecticut Book Awards. Sol LeWitt: A Life of Ideas is a finalist in the nonfiction category. And Forever Seeing New Beauties: The Forgotten Impressionist Mary Roger Williams, 1957–1907 is a finalist for the 2020 Spirit of Connecticut category. Congratulations!
Connecticut Center for the Book is the state affiliate of the national Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Our mission is to promote the written and spoken word throughout the state, and to foster a love of reading for the people of Connecticut.
As we all know, times have changed drastically, and the formerly live annual celebration hosted by the Connecticut Center for the Book will now be virtual. The ceremony will be held virtually on October 15, 2020, starting at 6:00 p.m. Winners will be announced at that time. You may register for the Connecticut Book Awards here.
We also extend our congratulations to Elizabeth Normen and David K. Leff, who are also finalists for the Spirit of Connecticut award. Normen co-edited African American Connecticut Explored and Leff authored Hidden in Plain Sight and Maple Sugaring.