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David Baldacci gets Lifetime Achievement Award from Library of Virginia

Best-selling author David Baldacci will receive this year’s Literary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Library of Virginia.

The award, which recognizes outstanding and long-lasting contributions to literature by an author with Virginia ties, will be given at the library’s Literary Awards Celebration in October.

Baldacci, a native Virginian, has published 33 novels for adults and five works for younger readers. His first book, “Absolute Power,” was published in 1996. More than 110 million copies of his books are in print in 80 countries worldwide, and are available in 45 languages. Baldacci has three works forthcoming in 2017: The “Width of the World,” “The Fix” and an as yet untitled thriller.