Please join the Leon Levy Center for Biography for the presentation of the Biographer’s International Organization’s Editorial Excellence Award to Ileene Smith of Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Smith has been vice president and executive editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux since 2012. She is also editorial director of the Jewish Lives series published by Yale University Press and the Leon D. Black Foundation. Smith has previously been the recipient of the PEN/Roger Klein Award, the Tony Godwin Memorial Award, and a Jerusalem Fellowship. The event will include a reception, a brief panel discussion on editing biography, and the presentation of the award to Ileene Smith.