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December 2016

  • December 14, 2016  (16-209)
    With "20,000 Leagues," the National Film Registry Reaches 700 Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures that have been inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance.  This year’s titles range from the Disney animated blockbuster “The Lion King” and the seminal coming-of-age drama “The Breakfast Club” to the 1990 documentary “Paris Is Burning,” chronicling...
    • Date: 2016-12-14

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March 2016

  • March 29, 2016  (16-058)
    Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction Awarded to Marilynne Robinson Acting Librarian of Congress David S. Mao has announced that Marilynne Robinson, author of such critically acclaimed novels as “Gilead” and “Home,” will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival, Sept. 24.
    • Date: 2016-03-29

August 2015

  • August 28, 2015  (15-151)
    National Book Festival Summer Writing Contest Winners Announced The Library of Congress today announced the winners of its "A Book That Shaped Me" Summer Writing Contest, a program that asks rising fifth- and sixth-graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact in their lives.
    • Date: 2015-08-28

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September 2008

  • September 8, 2008  (08-151)
    Distinguished Readers To Hono Herman Wouk During Literary Award Event on Sept. 10 The acclaimed writer Herman Wouk will receive the first Library of Congress Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Writing of Fiction. New York Times columnist William Safire, ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg and musician Jimmy Buffett are among the distinguished guests who will read from the works of Herman Wouk during this event, which...
    • Date: 2008-09-08
  • September 2, 2008  (08-144)
    Singer/Songwriter Stevie Wonder Named Recipient of Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today named singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder—who burst on the scene in the early 1960s as a musical prodigy, and whose dance hits and love songs segued over the years into thoughtful commentaries on the joy and injustice in our world—as the recipient of the Second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The award presentation will take place...
    • Date: 2008-09-02
  • September 2, 2008  (08-147)
    Distinguished Readers To Honor Herman Wouk During Literary Award Event on Sept. 10 The acclaimed writer Herman Wouk will receive the first Library of Congress Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Writing of Fiction. New York Times columnist William Safire, ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz and musician Jimmy Buffett are among the distinguished guests who will read from the works of Herman Wouk during this event, which is free and open to the public.
    • Date: 2008-09-02

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March 2007

  • March 1, 2007  (07-010)
    Paul Simon To Be Awarded First Annual Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by Library of Congress Paul Simon, one of America’s most respected songwriters and musicians, will be the recipient of the first annual Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Named in honor of the legendary George and Ira Gershwin, this newly created award recognizes the profound and positive effect of popular music on the world’s culture. The prize will be given annually to a composer or performer...
    • Date: 2007-03-01

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December 2004

  • December 28, 2004  (04-215)
    Librarian of Congress Adds 25 Films to National Film Registry Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced his annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be added to the National Film Registry. This group of titles brings the total number of films placed on the Registry to 400.
    • Date: 2004-12-28