The Rainier Club Laureate Award
As a part of The Rainier Club’s mission to engage business, civic and creative leaders, the Rainier Club Laureate Award honors annually a creative professional with ties to the Pacific Northwest. A Rainier Club Laureate is recognized for his/her notable achievements in visual, literary and performing arts. This award grants each Laureate recipient with a Rainier Club membership for life.
In October, The Rainier Club will recognize Narrative Non-fiction Author Daniel James Brown as its 2017 Rainier Club Laureate.
Mr. Brown is known for vividly and accurately bringing compelling historical events to life. His most recent book, Boys in the Boat, celebrates the 1936 U.S. men's Olympic eight-oar rowing team hailing from the University of Washington. It was number one on the New York Times best-seller list in 2014. Brown's debut book Under the Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894, and his second book, The Indifferent Stars Above, were both finalists for Washington State Book Award in 2007 and 2010.