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News Wed Sep 16 2009

Dave Eggers to Receive Literarian Award

A press release announced yesterday that Dave Eggers will be awarded the National Book Foundation's Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community for his work as an author, a co-founder of independent publisher McSweeney's and a co-founder of 826 Valencia. The Award is presented to a person who demonstrates "outstanding service to the American literary community, whose life and work exemplify the goals of the National Book Foundation to expand the audience for literature and to enhance the cultural value of literature in America. " The Award will be presented on November 18 where Gore Vidal will be awarded the 2009 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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