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Nat Philbrick honored with Sarah Josepha Hale Award

On October 6, 2018, in Newport, NH, Nat Philbrick was presented with the Sarah Joseph Hale Award. In a ceremony held at the Newport Opera House, the Trustees of the Richards Free Library honored Nat with the annual award in recognition of a distinguished body of written work in the field of literature and letters that is associated with New England.  The award is named for author, poet, and essayist Sarah Josepha Hale who, as editor of Godey’s Lady’s Magazine, shaped the opinion of nineteenth century American women.  The list of Hale Award winners includes the finest writers of our times, from the first recipient Robert Frost in 1956 to Julia Alvarez in 2017.