The trustees of the North Carolina Humanities Council have just announced that they will award their highest honor, the John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, to author Fred Chappell later this year. The award “pays tribute to individuals whose life and work illuminate one or more of the multiple dimensions of human life where the humanities come into play: civic, personal, intellectual, and moral,” and previous recipients have included: John Hope Franklin, Doris Betts, Sam Ragan, Charles Kuralt, William Friday, Reynolds Price, Louis Rubin, Emily Herring Wilson, Walt Wolfram, and Marsha White Warren, among others. This year’s award ceremony is scheduled for Friday, October 8, at 7 p.m. at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s School of Music Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
NC News & Events: Fred Chappell To Receive John Tyler Caldwell Award