The Fitzgerald Prize for Literary Excellence is awarded annually by the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum to an author whose work continues the legacy of American storytelling while also exemplifying the craft, wit, and social insight typified by F. Scott Fitzgerald. F. Scott Fitzgerald was a novelist, short story writer, essayist, screenwriter, playwright, lyricist, poet, and veteran. The Fitzgerald Prize recognizes an author’s contribution in one or more of these areas.
The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum is pleased to award Ta-Nehisi Coates the 2023 Fitzgerald Prize for Literary Excellence for his work in promoting social and racial understanding as an essayist and novelist, while also fostering American storytelling as an educator and writer across multiple disciplines and genres including screenwriter and graphic novelist.
An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates will be held at Alabama State University’s Ralph Abernathy Hall in Montgomery, Alabama on Friday, Sept. 22 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The evening will include the awarding of the 2023 F. Scott Fitzgerald Prize for Literary Excellence by the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, followed by a discussion between Mr. Coates and Dr. Derryn Moten, professor of History at Alabama State University.
Audience members are encouraged to submit questions for the discussion in advance using the Q&A submission link.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite: