Pen America To Honor ‘A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood’ And ‘Unbelievable’, Sets Toni Morrison Tribute

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Pen America To Honor ‘A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood’ And ‘Unbelievable’, Sets Toni Morrison Tribute
Exclusive: Pen America is set to honor Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, the writing duo behind the forthcoming award season film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and the creative team behind the Netflix series Unbelievable at its 2019 LitFest Gala, which will take place on November 1 at the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles.

Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster will receive the Award for Screenplay Excellence for the Mr. Rogers biopic while the Award for Television Excellence will go to the Unbelievable team which includes Showrunner/Writer/Director/Executive Producer Susannah Grant, Writer/Executive Producer Michael Chabon, Writer/Executive Producer Ayelet Waldman, and Executive Producer Sarah Timberman (on behalf of Timberman and her producing partner Carl Beverly).

In addition, actor and Reading Rainbow icon LeVar Burton will deliver a tribute to the legendary Toni Morrison a long-time Pen America winner and Nobel Prize winner. She will be recognized for her unparalleled contributions to literature,
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