Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asian American Writers’ Workshop at the Eleventh Annual Asian American Literary Awards Ceremony to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking play M. Butterfly on Monday, December 8, 2008 in New York. Mr. Hwang and Law & Order SVU actor BD Wong, who dazzled audiences in his Broadway debut in M. Butterfly and garnered the Outer Critic’s Circle Award, Theatre World Award, Drama Desk Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and the Tony Award for his star turn, will be reunited in a special reading and conversation with Oskar Eustis, the Artistic Director of The Public Theater.
Since 1998, The Asian American Writers’ Workshop has presented the Annual Asian American Literary Awards to some of the preeminent writers in the country, such as Amitav Ghosh, Ha Jin, Chang Rae-Lee, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, and Meera Nair.
This year, The Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s Asian American Literary Award honorees include Fiction award-winner Mohsin Hamid for The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Nonfiction award-winner Vijay Prashad for The Darker Nations, and Poetry Award-winner Sun Yung Shin for Skirt Full of Black.
All guests will receive a free paperback of M. Butterfly, published by Plume.
Monday, December 8, 2008
VIP Reception | 6-7:30 pm
Deutsches Haus at NYU
2 Washington Mews, New York
Awards Ceremony | 7:30-9 pm
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Film Center at NYU
36 East 8th Street, New York
$20 members, $30 non-members
Tickets may be purchased online at http://aaww.org/awards_2008.html.
Sponsored by The NYU Creative Writing Program, HSBC, Plume, Edelman, Verizon, Loeb & Loeb, Paradigm Talent Agency, Singha Beer, and The Chinatown Ice Cream Factory.