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The Library Foundation’s annual benefit, Illumine, honors members of the Austin community for outstanding literary achievement.

Join us for Illumine 2014 on Friday, November 7 at the Downtown Hilton!

CLICK HERE to sponsor a table or buy tickets. 

Honorees will be announced soon!


Sponsors include:

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        Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation


Illumine 2013 Honorees

Fiction: Stephen Harrigan
 Presented by: Elizabeth Crook 
 Steven Weinberg
 Presented by: Gregory Curtis
Young Adult Literature: 
Cynthia Leitich Smith
 Presented by: Mark Mitchell
Luminary Award (Literary Patron): 
Carmel Borders
 Presented by: Jeanne Klein  


Illumine 2011 Honorees

Fiction: Dagoberto Gilb
 Presented by: David Garza 
Non-Fiction: Gregory Curtis
 Presented by: Jake Silverstein
Emerging Author: Carrie Fountain
 Presented by: James Magnuson
Songwriting: Jimmie Dale Gilmore
 Presented by: Ross Ramsey
Luminary Award (Literary Patron): 
Marc Winkelman
 Presented by: Joseph Skibell


Illumine 2012 Honorees

Fiction: Sarah Bird 
 Presented by: Michael Adams
Nonfiction: Douglas Brinkley 
 Presented by: Tom Staley
Children's Literature: 
Liz Garton Scanlon
 Presented by: Lymon Grant   
Songwriting: Joe Ely 
 Presented by: Turk Pipkin 
Luminary Award (Literary Patron): 
Darryl Tocker 
 Presented by: Pat Smith 

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