Scholastic President & CEO Dick Robinson to receive the National Book Foundation’s 2017 Literarian Award

We are pleased to share that Scholastic President & CEO Dick Robinson will receive the National Book Foundation's 2017 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community.

The Foundation recognizes Robinson's deep commitment to children's literacy, his support of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and his innovations in the field of education.

Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation said:

"Dick Robinson's tireless word toward expanding inclusivity and access in literature has changed the way we read. Demonstrated through his tremendous philanthropic giving and unwavering service to the publishing industry, Robinson's committment to spreading the joy of books has made a significant and long term impact on our culture of reading."

The Literarian Award will be presented at the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on November 15, 2017.

Read more about “the man responsible for bringing Harry Potter to American readers” in The New York Times