Patrick Hemingway, son of Ernest Hemingway, will present the $8,000 award to Dahlie on March 29 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, in Dorchester. The finalists were Sana Krasikov for "One More Year" and Ed Park for "Personal Days." Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Rhodes will be the keynote speaker.
The ceremony also will honor novelist Margot Livesey ("The House on Fortune Street), poet Nancy K. Pearson ("Two Minutes of Light"), and nonfiction writer Patrick Tracey ("Stalking Irish Madness") with the L. L. Winship/PEN New England Awards. The awards are given annually to New England authors or books with a New England setting.
Emily Martin made a pie out of paper. Imprinted on each slice is a pie recipe and a recounted memory. Linda Johnson and Kristy Lewis Andrew solicited rumors about well-known artists and silkscreened them on cotton muslin panels hung from a miniature clothesline. Allison Cooke Brown wrote journal entries on tea bags stored in a silk-covered box. Shirley Sharoff's book - an unfurled scroll standing on end - meanders like the Great Wall while telling stories about life in China. The architectural structures that rise up out of a pop-up book created by Carol June Barton are illuminated from within by a light bulb.
"The Book as Art" is at Boston College's McMullen Museum of Art, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, through May 31.
Helen Marie Casey's "Inconsiderate Madness" pays homage to Dyer, a Quaker who was hanged on Boston Common in 1660. Denise Bergman explores the life of Helen Keller's teacher in "Seeing Annie Sullivan." Kathleen Aguero contemplates fresh adventures for the fictional Drew in "Investigations: The Mystery of the Girl Sleuth." The poets will read selections from their works beginning at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge.
Jan Gardner can be reached at JanLGardner@yahoo.com.