Author and historian David McCullough has been awarded the 2013 Newberry Library Award. Established in 1987, the award honors those who make “outstanding contributions to the humanties, particularly in fields of endeavor related to the Newberry’s collection.” A two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, Mr. McCullough has also won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. He will be speaking tonight at the Harvest Bible Chapel on N. Dearborn with a reception at the Newberry Library afterwards. More than 400 people will be attending the sold-out event. Don’t feel too bad about not being able to attend– tickets started at $1,000 per person! You can read the rest of the Sun-Times article here. And check out the EPL catalog for books by this acclaimed author.