Friends of the Dallas Public Library Gala
Tracy Kidder, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author hailed as one of America’s greatest nonfiction narrative writers, will be the featured speaker at the Friends of the Dallas Public Library annual gala.
Kidder is the author of 10 books, including The Soul of a New Machine, an absorbing tale of the development of a new computer, which won the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction and the National Book Award. His latest work, A Truck Full of Money, is scheduled for release September 20. The new book profiles Paul English, an unconventional billionaire entrepreneur who, among others things, founded Kayak.com, established a chain of schools in Haiti and worked as an Uber driver to seek inspiration.
The annual banquet benefits Friends of the Dallas Public Library (FODPL), the nonprofit organization that raises financial support and advocates for the city’s 29 libraries and their educational programs.