Dan Barry to Receive 2016 Maplewood Literary Award

Dan Barry

Maplewood Library is pleased to announce that the recipient of this year’s Maplewood Literary Award will be Maplewoodian Dan Barry.  The award presentation will be part of the Library’s 2016 Ideas Festival, to be held in late March and early April.

Dan Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and reporter for The New York Times and the author of four books, including the forthcoming The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland, set to be released in May 2016.

Barry is currently the “This Land” columnist for the Times, and has reported extensively on many topics, including the World Trade Center disaster and its aftermath and the damage to the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. He has also been the City Hall bureau chief, the Long Island bureau chief, a sportswriter, a general assignment reporter, and, for three years, the “About New York” columnist – all for the Times.

Barry has also written Pull Me Up: A Memoir; City Lights: Stories About New York, a collection of his “About New York” columns; and Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball’s Longest Game, which received the 2012 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing.

Born in Jackson Heights, Queens, Barry grew up on Long Island and has lived in Maplewood since 1999. He and his wife, Maplewood native Mary Trinity, have two daughters, Nora and Grace.

The Literary Award program will be held at the Main Library on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at 2 p.m.. Copies of Barry’s books will be available for sale and signing.

Read the story in the Village Green:  villagegreennj.com/arts/dan-barry-receive-2016-maplewood-literary-award/