The Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award Celebration

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November 4, 2022 • 6:00 pm


The Mark Twain American Voice in

Literature Award Celebration

November 4, 2022 at 6pm
The Mark Twain Museum Center

Come celebrate the winning book and author of our annual juried competition with New York Times Bestseller David Baldacci!

The 2022 Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award honors an exemplary work of fiction from the previous calendar year that speaks with an “American Voice” about American experiences, much like Twain’s masterwork, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

From 60 eligible titles published in 2021 submitted for consideration this year, the winning work of fiction will be chosen this fall. You can see the four finalists here.

Join us on November 4th at our celebration dinner to recognize a modern voice that’s defining our current America.

The award will be presented by bestselling author and former trustee of The Mark Twain House & Museum, David Baldacci, and excerpts of the winning book will be read by the author.


6:00 pm – Cocktail Hour

7:00 pm – Welcome & Dinner


Baby Gem Lettuce

Pan Roasted Chatham Sea Scallop

over Autumn Squash

Duet Plate Entree:

Sliced Tenderloin over Whipped Goat Cheese Polenta

Crispy Shallot | Truffled Demi-Glaze

& Chilean Sea Bass

Swiss Chard | Tomatoes | Basil | Sauce Charon

Vegan Entree Option:

Whole Roasted Delicata Squash

Swiss Chard | Beet Turmeric Puree | Pecan

8:00 pm – American Voice in Literature Award Presentation & Remarks

Dessert & Coffee


$175 – Dinner & Ceremony

$250 – Patron Ticket includes VIP Reception at 5:30pm with David Baldacci and the 2022 American Voice honoree.




For sponsorships and hotel recommendations for out-of-town attendees, contact the Development Office.


Presenting Sponsor

Premier Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors




The Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award Sponsors

David Baldacci


November 4, 2022
6:00 pm
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