Harold Holzer is the recipient of the 2015 Gilder-Lehrman Lincoln Prize. One of the country’s leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era, Holzer was appointed chairman of the US Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission by President Bill Clinton and awarded the National Humanities Medal by President George W. Bush. He currently serves as the director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, City University of New York.
You can read more about Harold Holzer here on his website.
For nearly 20 years André Bernard has been Vice President and Secretary of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He held various editorial positions at Viking Penguin, Simon & Schuster, David Godine, and The Book-of-the-Month Club, and served as Editor-in-Chief and then Publisher of Harcourt Brace. He is the author of five books of literary miscellany, for a decade wrote book-related columns for The American Scholar and The Kenyon Review, and has appeared on various media discussing writers and publishing, including “The Today Show” and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.”