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Sloan Foundation programmer to receive honorary book award

NEW YORK (AP) β€” A program director at the Sloan Foundation is receiving an honorary National Book Award for his help in getting over 100 works published. The National Book Foundation announced Tuesday that Doron Weber is this year's winner of the Literarian Award. The prize is given for...

NEW YORK (AP) β€” A program director at the Sloan Foundation is receiving an honorary National Book Award for his help in getting over 100 works published.

The National Book Foundation announced Tuesday that Doron Weber is this year's winner of the Literarian Award. The prize is given for contributions to the literary community. Previous recipients include Maya Angelou, James Patterson and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Over the years, Weber has overseen grants to a wide range of nonfiction titles.

A notable donation was for Margot Lee Shetterly's "Hidden Figures," the story of three black female mathematicians in NASA and their contributions to the space program that became an acclaimed movie. Shetterly will introduce Weber when he receives his award Nov. 14.

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