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April 26, 2013: Gay Talese received the 2013 Harper Lee Award for Alabama's Distinguished Writer of the Year at the Alabama Writers Symposium in Monroeville. Read more here.

March 7, 2013: Gay Talese was honored at the Table 4 Writers Foundation First Annual Awards Gala.

December 13, 2012: Gay Talese received the El Mundo Journalism Award in Cadiz, Spain, as part of a ceremony celebrating the 200th anniversary of the first Spanish Constitution.

November 8, 2011: Gay Talese was awarded the Norman Mailer Prize for Distinguished Journalism by The Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony.

March 3, 2011: Gay Talese's profile of Floyd Patterson was reprinted in the Library of America's anthology At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing, edited by George Kimball and John Schulian, with an introduction by Colum McCann. Read the Los Angeles Times review.

November 5, 2010: The University of Illinois Department of Journalism honored Gay Talese with the Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism. The Illinois Prize is awarded to individuals whose career contributions to public affairs journalism represent the highest and best achievements of American journalism. Bestowed by the journalism faculty in the College of Media at the University of Illinois, the award honors work that has consistently served as a beacon for other journalists, set the highest standards of excellence in the field, and placed the public good and public awareness before all else. Click here for more information. Illinois' The News-Gazette interviewed Talese.

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September 28, 2010: Walker & Company released The Silent Season of a Hero: The Sports Writing of Gay Talese, featuring more than forty selections of Talese's sports pieces from over more than six decades, from high school and college columns to his signature adult journalism — and including several never-before-published pieces, a new introduction by the author.

April 27, 2009: In light of the reissue of Gay Talese's classic Thy Neighbor's Wife and the release of Thomas Maier's book Masters of Sex, Newsweek explores the "minor Aquarian revival" of interest in America's sexual revolution. Read the article and a related interview with Talese.

April 14, 2009: HarperCollins reissued Thy Neighbor's Wife and Honor Thy Father as part of its series The Timeless Classic. The paperbacks are newly updated, with introductions by Peter Hamill (Honor Thy Father) and Katie Roiphe (Thy Neighbor's Wife). Gay Talese discussed their return to print with The New York Times and read from one of the new afterwords for Vanity Fair.

April 1, 2009: Gay Talese spoke at Yale as a John Christophe Schlesinger Visiting Writer. Read the Yale Daily News's coverage of the event.

November 2009: Gay Talese was named the winner of a 2008 George Polk Award for career achievement. The awards, presented by Long Island University, are considered among the top prizes in U.S. journalism. They were created in 1949 in honor of CBS reporter George W. Polk, who was killed while covering the Greek civil war. Read more here.

October 7, 2008: Gay Talese contributed an original essay about Barack Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, to The American Journey of Barack Obama, a book by The Editors of Life Magazine. The essay, "About Ann," appears on page 151 and features a picture of the President-elect and his mother in 1968. The book was released by Little, Brown on and has become a New York Times bestseller.

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May 6, 2008: Gay Talese's legendary 1966 Esquire magazine essay, "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold," was printed in its entirety in a book marking the 10-year anniversary of Frank Sinatra's passing, Life: Remembering Sinatra 10 Years Later (TimeLife Books).

July 10, 2007: A Writer's Life was released in trade paperback by The Random House Publishing Group.

April 25, 2006: A Writers's Life was published in hardcover by Knopf.

 

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