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‘Downton Abbey’ creator Julian Fellowes feted at Literary Lights dinner

Literary Lights honorees and presenters (from left) Stephen Kinzer, Brian Selznick, Stacy Schiff, Julian Fellowes, Gregory Maguire, Jane Mayer, André Aciman, and Alice Hoffman. Pierce Harman

The annual Literary Lights dinner, hosted by the Associates of the Boston Public Library, was a typically fancy affair the other night. The black-tie gala honoring writers and illustrators this year feted Julian Fellowes, the award-winning creator-writer-executive producer of the PBS hit “Downton Abbey,” who was also the evening’s featured speaker. Fellowes, joined at the ceremony by his wife, Emma , was presented with his award by “Masterpiece on PBS” executive producer Rebecca Eaton. The evening’s other honorees were journalist Jane Mayer, children’s author-illustrator Brian Selznick, “Call Me by Your Name” author André Aciman, and foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer. Presenters included Stacy Schiff, Gregory Maguire, Alice Hoffman, and H.D.S. Greenway.