Monday, February 22, 2016

Strong Boy Wins Bela Kornitzer Book Award

I was very happy a few weeks ago to return to my alma mater, Drew University, to receive the 2016 Bela Kornitzer Book Award along with Associate Professor of Music Dr. Leslie A. Sprout for her book "The Musical Legacy of Wartime France." The awards were presented at the biennial Library Gala by Noémi K. Neidorff, who paid tribute to her uncle and to her parents who established the award in his name.

The Kornitzer Prize Endowment was established twenty-three years ago by the late Alicia Kornitzer Karpati and her husband George Karpati to honor Béla Kornitzer, Mrs. Karpati’s brother, for his achievements as a journalist and author in Hungary and the United States.  The Drew University Library houses among its special collections the Béla Kornitzer Collection.