James Salter accepts the Hadada Prize.
Last night, close to five hundred people gathered at Cipriani’s 42nd Street to honor James Salter at our Spring Revel. Robert Redford was there to present the Hadada Prize to Salter. The two have known each other since the sixties, when Salter wrote the screenplay for Downhill Racer. Said Redford at the podium, “I am lucky to be here tonight to honor a man who is my friend and whom I respect deeply.” As Salter took the stage, guests at every table stood up, applauding the author. Salter thanked George Plimpton for publishing his novel A Sport and a Pastime, and as he picked up the statuette he told the crowd, “This is my Stockholm.”
Below are some photographs from the night (and go to the Billy Farrell Agency to see more). We’ll be posting Salter’s full speech on The Daily later today.
Robert Redford and James Salter.
Kathleen Begala, Neil Hickey, and Ellen McCourt.
Left: Fran Lebowitz and Gay Talese. Right: Mary Gaitskill and Honor Moore.
Left: Terry McDonell; Right: R. Boykin Curry and Celerie Kemble.
Left: Radhika Jones and Sandy Gotham Meehan; Right: Lorin Stein, Meghan O’Rourke, and Jon-Jon Goulian.
Antonio Weiss, John Heminway, Sarah Dudley Plimpton, and Jeff Bunzel.
Left: Ann Beattie and April Ayers Lawson; Right: James Salter and Robert Redford.
Richard Price, Lorraine Adams, and Jack Stephens.
Robert Redford toasts James Salter.