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Literary Legends Annual Gala

Literary Legends Annual Gala In-Person

Honoring Sylvie Kantorovitz and Edward Schwarzschild
Recognizing Community Partner Delaware Area Neighborhood Association

Literary Legends is a party in the library! It typically moves around from year to year to take place in different branches of the Albany Public Library. We can’t wait to party with you at the Delaware Branch Library this year! 


Get tickets at any APL branch or visit literarylegends.org/tickets

Saturday, October 1, 2022
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Delaware - Back Courtyard
  Adult Program     Virtual/Online  


Sylvie Kantorovitz is the illustrator of many picture books, including the popular Wheels on the Bus, a Raffi Song to Read. She is the author-illustrator of, among others, Zig and the Magic Umbrella and The Very Tiny Baby.  Her latest book, Sylvie, is a middle-grade graphic-memoir about the years her family lived in a school. The Wall Street Journal called it “delightful” and it is featured on a Publisher’s Weekly list of Favorite Reads of 2021.

Sylvie grew up in France and moved to the United States in her 20s.  She has made her home in Albany, where she is delighted to have access to a fantastic library system. She lives with her partner, Barbara Lehman, also an author-illustrator of books for young readers.


Edward Schwarzschild is the author of the novels In Security and Responsible Men and the story collection, The Family Diamond. While writing In Security, Schwarzschild worked as a Transportation Security Officer-in-training at Albany International Airport. His next book, Job Security (under contract with MIT Press), is a non-fiction, interview-based documentary collaboration with the photographer Danny Goodwin about the expanding world of Security Labor in the USA. 

Edward Schwarzschild is  a Professor of English, the Director of Creative Writing, and a Fellow of the New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany, SUNY. He lives in Albany with his wife, Elisa Albert, who was our 2020 Literary Legend.


Event Organizer

Friends and Foundation of Albany Public Library

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