Historian Jill Lepore accepts the 2012 Sarah Josepha Hale Award at the Newport Opera House on Saturday, November 10 at 8:00pm. Lepore won the Anisfield-Wolf Award, the Bancroft Prize, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize, and the Berkshire Prize. She is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. Her books include, The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party’s Revolution and the Battle over American History; New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity; and Blindspot, A Novel written with Jane Kamensky, a Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Her newest book, The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death which was published in June, 2012.