Thursday, June 09, 2016


Publishers Lunch

Israeli author, storyteller and filmmaker Etgar Keret has won the $100,000 Charles Bronfman Prize "in recognition of his work conveying Jewish values across cultures and imparting a humanitarian vision throughout the world."

Harvard professor and author
Stephen Greenblatt has won Norway's $540,000 Holgberg Prize for outstanding contributions to research in the arts and humanities, social sciences, law or theology.

Though a reward rather than a prize, in tracking where all the money from the hit musical Hamilton goes, the NYT
notes that author Ron Chernow -- whose book inspired the show and who also serves as historical consultant to the production -- gets a 1 percent royalty on the show's adjusted gross, "currently about $900,000 a year."

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