Big Name Author Tapped

Pulitzer Prize-winning author is first to sign on for A Celebration of Reading, with new Bush biography

Author signs on for Celebration of Reading with new Bush biography

Jon Meacham
Pulitzer Prize-winning author signs on for A Celebration of Reading. Photo courtesy of A Celebration of Reading

Maria and Neil Bush are spreading the news that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham is the first to sign on for the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation’s 2016 "A Celebration of Reading," which they chair.

Although he won the Pulitzer Prize for American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, Meacham will be reading from his new book on former President George H.W. Bush, set for release on November 10. For Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Meacham had extraordinary access to the 41st president and his family, incorporating the former president's personal diaries and the diaries of former first lady Barbara Bush into his research.

The popular evening featuring readings by some of the nation's leading authors is set for April 21, 2016. The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy benefit from the Hobby Center evening that includes a seated dinner. Details on the evening are available here.