Author David McCullough awarded the French-American Cultural Foundation Lafayette Prize
On Wednesday, November 9, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, author and historian David McCullough was awarded the 2011 French-American Cultural Foundation Lafayette Prize during a reception at the Residence of the French Ambassador to the United States in Washington, D.C.
French Ambassador François Delattre and French-American Cultural Foundation President Leonard Silverstein presented the honor at the Foundation’s Annual Dinner at the Ambassador’s Residence.
- Ambassador François Delattre, David McCullough and French-American Cultural Foundation President Leonard Silverstein.
The Lafayette Prize was created to recognize those individuals who have contributed to the development of French and American relations. Amb. Delattre cited Mr. McCullough’s latest volume, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, noting that it “has beautifully chronicled an important chapter in the history of our two countries.”
More than 40 guests paid tribute to Mr. McCullough at the dinner, which was underwritten by Moët Hennessy, a corporate partner of the French-American Cultural Foundation, a U.S. nonprofit based at the Embassy of France.