Former Rockville Centre resident Doris Kearns Goodwin is one of seven writers to be inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame on June 4.
Goodwin, 76, who grew up in Rockville Centre, is a historian and author notably known for her biographies of the American presidents. She helped Lyndon B. Johnson write his memoirs, and her book “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II” won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1995.
“You’re always feeling something special when the place where you come from and where you still feel you belong … has recognized something like this,” Goodwin told the Herald.
Rocco Staino, director of the Empire State Center for the Book, which oversees the Hall of Fame, made the announcement on Feb. 7 during a Facebook Live event. “This year is the tenth anniversary of the New York State Writers Hall of Fame” Staino said. “Our anniversary class shows the diversity in literary heritage of New York state.”