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32nd Annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame

32nd Annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame

The University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Reno is pleased to announce the 32nd Annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame honorees: #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr is the 2019 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame inductee, and Caleb S. Cage will receive the Silver Pen award.

Adding to the excitement of this year’s event, Netflix has announced it is currently producing a 10-episode series based on Robyn’s Virgin River series. It is set to premiere in late 2019 or early 2020.

In celebration of this year’s honorees, the University Libraries invites literary enthusiasts to join us for An Evening with Robyn Carr and Caleb S. Cage on Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Reno Renaissance Hotel, Downtown Reno located at One South Lake Street.

Purchase your ticket online. Space is limited.

About Robyn Carr – 32nd Annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Inductee

Robyn Carr was an Air Force wife and a young mother of two when she started writing fiction in the mid-1970s. Since then, she has become one of the world’s most popular authors of romance and women’s fiction, with 11 of her novels reaching the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list.

Robyn’s novels have spent nearly 250 weeks on that prestigious list and have sold over 27 million copies worldwide, with her beloved, 20-book Virgin River series alone netting more than 13 million copies. In recognition of her the significant contributions to the genre, the Romance Writers of America awarded Robyn the 2016 Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award.

In addition to her wildly popular contemporary romance series—which include Virgin River, Thunder Point, and Sullivan’s Crossing—Robyn also writes stand-alone women’s fiction, including titles like The Life She Wants, The Summer That Made Us, and The View from Alameda Island. Her recent novels have landed on the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

Robyn is now living her dream of writing one stand-alone women’s fiction novel and one contemporary romance per year. She makes her home in Las Vegas, Nevada, and loves spending time with her two grown children and grandchildren.

About Caleb S. Cage – Silver Pen Award Recipient

Caleb S. Cage is the 32nd Annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen award recipient. The Silver Pen award was added to the Hall of Fame program in 1996. This award recognizes mid-career Nevada writers who show talent and promise.

Caleb is a native of Reno, Nevada and a veteran of the United States Army. A graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, he served as a field artillery officer from 2002 to 2007, including time as a platoon leader in Baqubah, Iraq in 2004, and as an information operation battle captain in Baghdad in 2006. He is the author of Desert Mementos: Stories of Iraq and Nevada, War Narratives: Shaping Beliefs and Blurring Truths in the Middle East, and the co-author of The Gods of Diyala: Transfer of Command in Iraq (2008) with Gregory M. Tomlin. His essays and fiction have appeared in War, Literature, and the Arts, Red Rock Review, High Country News, Small Wars Journal, and various other publications and anthologies.

About the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame

The Nevada Writers Hall of Fame was established by former Friends of the University Libraries President Marilyn Melton in 1988 to recognize the great writers who write in and about Nevada – and those who are continuing to contribute to Nevada’s literary landscape.

Induction into The Nevada Writers Hall of Fame acknowledges a lifetime achievement in writing. 

Selection criteria for induction into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame includes: a strong Nevada connection through theme or residence, achieving critical recognition for publication, and an author’s overall contribution to building the literary culture of Nevada.

Event Information

An Evening with Robyn Carr and Caleb S. Cage

Thursday, November 7, 2019

32nd Annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Event

Reno Renaissance Hotel, Downtown Reno

5:30pm VIP Reception

6:30pm Event

Join us for a conversation with New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr as the University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Reno celebrates her induction into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. Caleb S. Cage will also be recognized. He is receiving the 2019 Silver Pen award.

$70 per person includes program, dinner, drink ticket, table wine and valet parking. For ticket information contact Robin Monteith via email at robinmonteith@unr.edu or by phone 775-682-5656.

For sponsorship information, or general questions regarding the 32nd Annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame event at the Renaissance Hotel, Downton Reno please contact Robin Monteith, University Libraries' associate director of development, 775-682-5656, or via email at robinmonteith@unr.edu.

Thursday, November 7 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Reno Renaissance Hotel, Downtown Reno One South Lake Street

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