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The First John P. Marquand Prize in American Literature Awarded April 25, 2010, at the Custom House Maritime Museum

April 25, 2010

John P. Marquand

The 2010 Newburyport Literary Festival honored John P. Marquand (1893-1960), the most popular American social novelist of his generation and a long-time resident of Newburyport.  In association with the Festival, the first John P. Marquand Prize in American Literature was awarded during a Custom House Maritime Museum reception, to Anita Shreve, herself a best-selling novelist with deep New England attachments, before a filled Moseley Gallery audience that included many members of the Marquand family.


Best-selling author Anita Shreve, receive the first John P. Marquand Prize in American Literature at the Custom House Maritime Museum award reception held April 25th.

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