Norman Rush receives the Hadada Award.
Our Spring Revel was last Tuesday, and it was, as Gay Talese put it simply, “a real party,” a party for the ages. About five hundred of us gathered at Cipriani 42nd Street to honor Norman Rush with the Hadada Award, presented by James Wood, who recited one of my favorite jokes from Subtle Bodies: “Pinot noir meant don’t urinate at night.”
Hilary Mantel took the stage to award Atticus Lish the Plimpton Prize for Fiction; “I am extremely fortunate to receive this award,” Lish said, “as is anyone who receives recognition in any field. Few people get much of a gold star no matter what they do in life.”
Mark Leyner received the Terry Southern Prize for Humor—which he has publicly promised to hang above his bed, like a mobile—from Donald Antrim. Never in recorded history have the words Sugar-frosted nutsack been uttered before so large and so gracious a crowd. Last, The Paris Review bade a fond farewell to our longtime publisher, Antonio Weiss, who has absconded to Washington to serve as the counselor to the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. Our loss is the nation’s gain.
It was a spectacular evening, as the photos below attest. You can read accounts of the fun from Womens Wear Daily, New York Social Diary, and Page Six—and you can see even more photos of the revelry here. Happy spring, and see you next year!
Photos by Clint Spaulding / © Patrick McMullan / PatrickMcMullan.com
Elsa and Norman Rush.
Rosalie Lowe and Gay Talese.
Atticus Lish and Hillary Mantel.
Joseph O’Neill, Rivka Galchen, James Wood, and Cressida Leyshon.
Dorothea Lasky and Amber Tamblyn.
Lynn Nesbit and John Guare.
Leanne Shapton and Ceridwen Morris.
Paul Mills and Suzanne Vega.
Jacob Weinberg, Deborah Needleman, Philip Gourevitch, Larissa MacFarquhar, and Katie Roiphe.
Justin Torres and Angela Flournoy.
Radhika Jones, Georgia Cool, and Sadie Stein
Mark Leyner and Donald Antrim.
The Paris Review’s equivalent to the Bat-Signal.
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