Fall for the Book: David Baldacci
- September 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm
David Baldacci is the winner of this year’s Mason Award, celebrating authors who have made an extraordinary contribution to connecting literature to the wide reading public. Baldacci’s novels—ranging from his debut, Absolute Power (the basis for the acclaimed Clint Eastwood film), to his latest release, The Hit—have sold more than 110 million copies worldwide, with sales in more than 80 countries and in more than 45 languages. Additionally, Baldacci has spearheaded two organization devoted to spreading a love of reading. He and his wife founded the Wish You Well Foundation to support adult and family literacy in the United States; the organization fosters and promotes the development and expansion of literacy and educational programs. And he also established the innovative Feeding Body & Mind program in partnership with Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the U.S., to donate books to families in need.