NY library to honor Steve Martin for gift of ideas

** FILE ** In this Feb. 3, 2009 file photo, Steve Martin arrives at the premiere of "The Pink Panther 2" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)

August 4, 2010 7:05:40 PM PDT
Steve Martin has been recognized in New York as a literary lion.

The actor-author-playwright was among five Library Lions announced Wednesday by the New York Public Library. Also cited were actor-author Ethan Hawke, authors Malcolm Gladwell and Zadie Smith and New York Public Library President Paul LeClerc.

The winners were chosen based on "their contributions to the world of ideas." They will be honored Nov. 1 at a black-tie gala.

No cash prize is given.