The Library of Congress is hotsing a public event at 5 p.m. today (Sept. 10) in the Coolidge Auditorium at which acclaimed writer Herman Wouk will receive the first Library of Congress Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Writing of Fiction.
 
New York Times columnist William Safire, ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg and musician Jimmy Buffett are among the distinguished guests who will read from the works of Herman Wouk during this event.  The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.  It is sponsored by the Center for the Book.
 
For more information, visit www.loc.gov/today/pr/2008/08-138.html.