A Diamond Ear: Ring Lardner's Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Induction | Newberry

A Diamond Ear: Ring Lardner's Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Induction

Artist rendering of Ring Lardner by Dmitry Samarov.

Chicago Studies Program
Thursday, May 4, 2017

5 pm reception and pop-up exhibition of Ring Lardner materials; 6 pm program

Ruggles Hall

Free and open to the public; no registration required.
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Ring Lardner (March 6, 1885-Sept. 25, 1933) will be inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame at the Newberry Library.


  • Ron Rapoport, veteran sports journalist and editor of a the newly-released The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner, will give the keynote address.
  • James Lardner (The Nation) will accept the award on his grandfather’s behalf.

Other speakers will include:


We encourage guests to arrive at 5 pm for refreshments and a chance to view the Lardner pop-up exhibit, including highlights from the Ring Lardner Papers. Explore related materials in the Newberry collection in our Quick Guide.


Download a PDF flyer for the event to post and distribute.


This event is cosponsored with the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, Guild Literary Complex, Chicago Writers Association, Society for American Baseball Research-Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter, Chicago Baseball Museum, and Bardball.


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Cost and Registration Information 

This program is free and open to the public; registration is not required.