Writers Colony Gala

This year at our Annual Benefit Gala, on October 19, 2010, the Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony will honor the great Turkish writer and 2006 Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk by presenting him with the most distinguished Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement. The Gala will again be held at Cipriani 42nd Street, New York City.
Pamuk is a a writer whom Mailer admired, a writer, who has opened up a window so all can better understand the culture and society in which he lives and has inspired literary students the world over to visit Turkey. Orhan will travel to New York to accept the Prize and give an important speech that evening.
In addition a special Distinguished Journalism Prize will be given to Ruth Gruber (now 98 and still walking) a Jewish heroine, a real humanitarian and a writer whom Mailer also respected. Ruth Gruber, who lives in New York, will also be present to receive her Mailer Prize. Attached is a bio of Ms Gruber.
Again Tina Brown will be Honorary Chair of the evening and Diliana & Spas Roussev one of our founding benefactors have agreed to support our program for the year 2010-2011.