Jodi Picoult Named This Year’s Hale Award Recipient

Newport NH – This year’s recipient of the legendary Hale Award is NH author Jodi
Picoult. Picoult will receive the award on September 28th at the Newport Opera House at 8:00 PM.

Jodi Picoult is a  bestselling author of twenty-five novels including My Sister’s Keeper, Nineteen Minutes, The Storyteller, Leaving Time and her latest book A Spark of Light.

The Sarah Josepha Hale Award has been presented annually since 1956 and is a New England award given by the trustees of the Richards Free Library in recognition of a distinguished body of work in the field of literature and letters.

Named for Sarah Josepha Hale, the award honors the contribution of one of America’s most powerful women of the Nineteenth Century. The Newport author of several books and hundreds of poems shaped the opinion of American women for forty years through her editorials in Godey’s Lady’s Magazine.

The award consists of a bronze medal and $2500.00 honorarium with funding provided by the Holden-Yeomans Memorial Fund. The event is free and open to the public.

2 thoughts on “Jodi Picoult Named This Year’s Hale Award Recipient

  1. Marie Smith

    Congratulations, Jodi Picoult. I’ve read every book you’ve written. Can’t even pick a favorite but Nineteen Minutes comes close.

  2. Jan Schmidt

    Congratulations to an AMAZING author! She is my very favorite, and is SO deserving of this award!


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