Heyday’s 10th Annual Harvest Dinner
Thursday, October 6, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Berkeley City Club
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program
Welcoming Remarks by SEDGE THOMSON, Host of “West Coast Live” and Master of Ceremonies
MALCOLM MARGOLIN, Heyday’s Founder
STEVE WASSERMAN, Heyday’s Publisher and Executive Director
Heyday History Award: BENJAMIN MADLEY
Heyday Lifetime Achievement Award: T.C. BOYLE
Live Auction and Fund-the-Need
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
T. C. BOYLE is a novelist and short story writer. Since the mid-1970s, he has published fourteen novels and more than one hundred stories. His work is often set against the backdrop of Cali-fornia’s contested history, brilliantly teasing out the inherent drama of its citizens’ appetite for self-invention and delusion. He does so with an enviable gift for comedy and irony and an ear for what might be called the “California vernacular.” Booklist’s Donna Seaman calls Boyle a “virtuoso story-teller and a connoisseur of hubris [who] mesmerizes and provokes.” His new novel, The Terranauts, will be published by Viking Press later this month. A Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California, he lives in Santa Barbara.
FIRST ANNUAL HEYDAY HISTORY AWARD
BENJAMIN MADLEY is an assistant professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles. His book, An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, recently published by Yale University Press, does for the tragedy that befell California’s indigenous people what, in an earlier period, historian Raul Hilberg did in his magisterial The Destruction of the European Jews.
HEYDAY’S PUBLISHER and EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
STEVE WASSERMAN, raised in Berkeley and a graduate of Cal, is a former editor-at-large for Yale University Press and editorial director of Times Books/Random House and publisher of Hill & Wang and The Noonday Press at Farrar, Straus & Giroux. He has worked with many authors and published numerous books, including, most recently, Greil Marcus’s The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs, Martha Hodes’s Mourning Lincoln, David Thomson’s Why Acting Matters, and two posthumous volumes of the late critic Ralph J. Gleason’s musical and political writings.
A founder of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities at the University of Southern California, Wasserman was a principal architect of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books during the nine years he served as editor of the Los Angeles Times Book Review (1996–2005). He began his career as an assistant editor to Warren Hinckle at Francis Ford Coppola’s City Magazine of San Francisco and went on to become deputy editor of the Sunday Opinion section and Op-Ed Page of the Los Angeles Times (1978-1983) before becoming editor in chief of New Republic Books, based in Washington, D.C., and New York. He was also a partner in Kneerim & Williams, a Boston-based literary agency, and represented, among others, Robert Scheer, Christopher Hitchens, David Thomson, Linda Ronstadt, and Placido Domingo. He has written for many publications, including The Village Voice, Threepenny Review, The Nation, The New Republic, The American Conservative, The Progressive, Columbia Journalism Review, Los Angeles Times, and the (London) Times Literary Supplement.
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