New York Public Library Announces the 2015 Library Lions

By Maryann Yin 

NYPL 42nd StThe New York Public Library (NYPL) has announced the 2015 Library Lions.

This year’s five honorees include playwright Alan Bennett, dancer Judith A. Jamison, author Maira Kalman, novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard, and activist Gloria Steinem. According to a NYPL blog post, the Library Lions Gala will be held on Nov 2 at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

The Library Lions is an honor bestowed annually by the NYPL. The honorees are people who have made significant cultural and educational contributions in an effort to further the public’s understanding about the world. Past honorees include Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese, beloevd writer Elie Wiesel, and media mogul Oprah Winfrey.