The author must be present at the award ceremony (Summer 2018; date TBD) to accept to prize. Travel to the award ceremony and lodging will be at the expense of the submitting agency, i.e., publisher or literary agent.
The winning author must agree to participate in at least two public events that will be organized by the Museum – one in Boston and one on Nantucket Island – both of which will take place within 1 week of the award ceremony. Expenses related to these Museum-sponsored events (lodging and travel) will be covered by the Museum.
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Chair
Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Vice-Chairman, Columbia University Boars of Trustees
Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
Professor, Harvard University Department of History
Chief Executive Officer, PEN America
Cathleen Douglas Stone
President, James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation
President, Ford Foundation
John Taylor "Ike" Williams
Director, Kneerim & Williams Literary & Dramatic Rights Agency