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Pulitzer Historian Named Library’s ‘Booked’ Honoree

Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose most recent work,”Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power,” was a best seller, will be the honoree at the Westport Public Library’s annual Booked for the Evening fundraiser on Wednesday, May 22, it was announced today.

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Jon Meacham: journalist and author. Photo by Damien Donck for Newsweek

In addition to being an author, Meachman is Random House executive editor, and former editor of Newsweek.

Meacham received the Pulitzer Prize for “American Lion,” his bestselling 2008 biography of Andrew Jackson. He is also the author of The New York Times bestsellers “Franklin and Winston” and “American Gospel.”

Meacham is a contributing editor to Time magazine and has written for The New York Times and The Washington Post, among other publications. He is a regular contributor on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” “Morning Joe,” and “Charlie Rose.”