Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist and humorist Dave Barry will receive Fall for the Book’s highest honor, the Fairfax Prize, on Sunday, September 22, the opening night of the 15th annual festival. The Fairfax Prize honors outstanding literary achievement and is presented by the Fairfax Library Foundation; in accepting this year’s award, Barry joins a distinguished list of previous winners including Amy Tan, Ann Patchett, E.L. Doctorow, Michael Cunningham, and Michael Chabon.
Barry’s newspaper columns for the Miami Herald appeared in more than 500 newspapers and earned him the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary “for his consistently effective use of humor as a device for presenting fresh insights into serious concerns.” Additionally, he has written more than 30 books, including the novels Big Trouble, Lunatics, Tricky Business and, most recently, Insane City. Two of Barry’s books were the basis for the CBS sitcom Dave’s World.
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