Author Philbrick to Receive Mystic Seaport Award

in-the-heart-of-the-seaNantucket author Nathaniel Philbrick has been awarded the America and the Sea Award by the Mystic Seaport for his book In the Heart of the Sea, which is being made into a motion picture directed by Ron Howard.

The award is given out annually by the Seaport to a person whose contribution to history, arts, business or sciences of the sea best exemplifies the American character.

Philbrick will receive his award at the Mystic Seaport’s premier fundraising event on Oct. 14 in New York City.