An event with the Associates of Boston Public Library

This year, we are a delighted to be participating in the Associates of the Boston Public Library’s Hundred-Year Retroactive Book Award competition on Wednesday, 5 November from 6pm. Following a brief Annual Meeting, a panel will weigh the enduring literary merits of bestsellers published in 1914. Contenders for the prize are James Joyce’s Dubliners, John Reed’s Insurgent Mexico, and Elinor Pruitt Stewart’s Letters of a Woman Homesteader. The books will be defended by Anna Mundow, long time correspondent for the Irish Times; HDS Greenway, author of Foreign Correspondent; and Erica Funkhouser, author of eight volumes of poetry and professor of creative writing at MIT. The irreverent debate will be moderated by Christopher Lydon, host of 'Open Source' on WBUR. A reception with the panelists will follow. Please join us for this lighthearted, free event in the Abbey with an acclaimed panel of judges. Seating is available on a first-served basis on the night but for planning purposes please RSVP here. There will also be an opportunity to enter a raffle to win a copy of our edition of Dubliners.