GrubStreet Executive Director Eve Bridburg Honored With 2023 Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award
GrubStreet’s Founder and Executive Director, Eve Bridburg, has been honored with the 2023 Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. This prestigious award is given every two years to a living American woman who has made exceptional contributions to the book industry beyond the scope of her profession.
The WNBA is a professional organization dedicated to promoting books and literacy and to supporting women in the book world. Formed in 1917 by a group of female booksellers in New York City who were not allowed to join the all-male booksellers’ organizations, the WNBA continues to advocate for equality and representation in the book world.
“GrubStreet to me is synonymous with the writing community of Boston,” said Natalie Obando, President of the WNBA. “Over the years we’ve seen what Eve has been able to achieve by creating a space where writers can feel inspired and supported. Because of this space and the resources that Eve has provided, readers and writers have been introduced to amazing new voices.”
Recent recipients of the WNBA Award include Doris Kearns Goodwin, Hannah Oliver Depp, Lisa Lucas, Carla Hayden, Louise Erdrich, Amy King, and Ann Patchett. The full list of recipients includes former First Ladies, authors, activists, booksellers, librarians, and publishing professionals—all dedicated literary women whose achievements have enhanced the book world.
The WNBA will host an awards ceremony at Porter Square Books in Cambridge on June 2 at 7pm to honor Bridburg. Stay tuned for more details about this event, which will be free and open to the public.