Literary Legends Reception


View of St. Augustine from above the city.

E.L. Konigsburg — 2016’s Literary Legend

The Literary Legend Reception in honor of
E.L. Konigsburg accepted by Paul Konigsburg

Friday, September 16  5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Registration Required)

Tickets will be available at the door.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Each year the Florida Heritage Book Festival honors at least one acclaimed author with ties to the Sunshine State. The authors are recognized at the Literary Legends Banquet, a tradition that has seen some of Florida’s most acclaimed writers accept their awards in person and enthrall audiences with remarks about their legendary careers.

This special event will be held in the Solarium at the top of Ponce Hall (the old hotel building), the room has the most beautiful view of St. Augustine available. Take the elevator from the Rotunda. We invite you to be part of this year’s very special awards ceremony as we induct E.L. Konigsburg into our Literary Legends hall of fame.

The event helps raise funds for the Festival’s beneficiary programs:

  • The St. Johns County Friends of the Library groups
  • The St. Augustine Record Newspaper Media in Education program
  • A scholarship to a Flagler College student

After the Literary Legend Reception, get a good night’s rest! The Book Fair and Marketplace begins Saturday morning!

Inside view of the Solarium dome.


Past Literary Legends

Florida Heritage Book Festival Literary Legends

2014: Dr. Robin Cook

2013: John Jakes

2012: Edna Buchanan

2011: Randy Wayne White, Peter Matthiessen

2010: Carl Hiaasen

2009: Michael Gannon, Michael Connelly, Harry Crews

2008: Stetson Kennedy, Jack Hunter, Patrick Smith

Posthumous Legends Awards

2014: John D. MacDonald

2012: Ernest Hemingway

2011: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Zora Neale Hurston