The NYS Writers Hall of Fame was established in conjunction with the Empire State Center for the Bookand the Empire State Book Festival to highlight the rich literary heritage of the New York State and to recognize the legacy of individual New York State writers. On Friday, April 9, 2010, the first induction ceremony into the NYS Writers Hall of Fame was held and ten past and two current writers were inducted. New members are inducted annually. The New York State Library will be home of the NYS Writers Hall of Fame.
Click here for information on the 2012 inductees, including Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, E.L. Doctorow, and Pete Hamill.
For more information, visit www.empirestatebookfestival.org
2011 Empire State Book Festival and Gala attract hordes of book lovers (press release, pdf)
2011 Gala and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
2010 Gala and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony