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The Lannan Literary Awards were established by the Lannan Foundation, which is a private family foundation, in 1989 to honor both established and emerging writers whose work is of exceptional quality. Candidates for the awards are recommended to the foundation by a network of writers, literary scholars, publishers and editors. Nominators are geographically dispersed and serve anonymously. The final determination of award recipients is made by the foundation's literary committee.

2002 Lannan Literary Awards Winners

Lifetime Achievement Awards: John Berger, of France and Peter Mattheissen, of New York City

Poetry: Alan Dugan

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1962 for Poems | Out of Print Find it Here

National Book Award for Poetry 2001: Alan Dugan's Poems Seven: New and Complete Poetry | Hardcover | Paperback | e-book Adobe Reader

Poetry: Peter Dale Scott

Non-fiction: Wade Davis

2001 Lannan Literary Awards Winners

Robert Creeley has received the $200,000 Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award Robert Creeley : A Biography | Hardcover

Selected Bibliography:

The Collected Essays of Robert Creeley | Hardcover

Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1945-1975 | Paperback

Just in Time: Poems 1984-1994 | Paperback

So There: Poems 1976-83 | Paperback

Life & Death, 1998 | Hardcover | Paperback

Echoes 1994 | Hardcover

Windows, 1990 | Hardcover

Lannan Literary Awards 2000

Evan S. Connell, Lifetime Achievement Award, works include the novels Mr. Bridge and Mrs. Bridge, Deus Io Volt!: A Chronicle of the Crusades and the nonfiction work Son of the Morning Star Out of Print Find them Here

Herbert Morris, Poetry

Jay Wright, Poetry

Robert Coover, Fiction

David Malouf, Fiction Dublin IMPAC Award 1996 for Remembering Babylon by David MaloufPaperback

Cynthia Ozick, Fiction National Book Critics Circle Award 2001, Koret Jewish Book Award 2001 for Quarrel & Quandary: Essays by Cynthia Ozick | Hardcover | Paperback

Leslie Marmon Silko, Fiction

Bill McKibben, Nonfiction

Carl Safina, Nonfiction

Lannan Literary Awards Winners 1999

Adrienne Rich, Lifetime Achievement Award Adrienne Rich's Poetry and Prose: Poems Prose Reviews and Criticism; A Norton Critical Edition | Paperback

Louise Glück, Poetry. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1993 for The Wild Iris | Hardcover | Paperback; Winner of the National Book Critics Poetry Award 1983 for The Triumph of Achilles | Hardcover | Paperback

Dennis O'Driscoll, Poetry

C.D. Wright, Poetry

Gish Jen, Fiction

Jamaica Kincaid, Fiction The Autobiography of My Mother by Jamaica KincaidPaperback

Richard Powers, Fiction

Joanna Scott, Fiction

Jared Diamond, Nonfiction

Gary Paul Nabhan,  Nonfiction

Jonathan Schell, Nonfiction

Lannan Literary Awards 1998

John Barth, Lifetime Achievement Award; Short story collection: Lost in the Funhouse: Fiction for Print, Tape, Live Voice | Hardcover | Paperback Critical guides to the works of John Barth Audiobooks

Frank Bidart, Poetry

Jon Davis, Poetry

Mary Oliver, Poetry

J.M. Coetzee, Fiction Booker Prize 1999 Disgrace | Paperback | e-book Microsoft | e-book Adobe | Booker Prize 1983 Life and Times of Michael K | Paperback | National Book Critics Circle Awards 1997 Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life | Paperback | James Tait Black Memorial Prize 1980 Waiting For The Barbarians | Paperback

Lydia Davis, Fiction

Stuart Dybek, Fiction

Lois-Ann Yamanaka, Fiction

Chet Raymo, Nonfiction

Lawrence Weschler, Nonfiction

Howard Zinn, Nonfiction


William H. Gass, Lifetime Achievement Award; Essays by William H. Gass | Hardcover | Paperback

Ken Smith, Poetry

John Banville, Fiction Booker Prize Longlist 2002

Anne Michaels, Fiction

Grace Paley, Fiction

David Quammen, Nonfiction


R. S. Thomas, Lifetime Achievement Award; Collected Poems: 1945 - 1990 | Hardcover | Paperback

Anne Carson, Poetry T S Eliot Prize for Poetry 2002: Anne Carson for The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos | Hardcover | Paperback

Lucille Clifton, Poetry

Donald Justice, Poetry

Howard Norman, Fiction

Tim Pears, Fiction

William Trevor, Fiction

David Foster Wallace, Fiction

David Abram, Nonfiction

Charles Bowden, Nonfiction


Lifetime Achievement Award -None given

Hayden Carruth, Poetry Collected Shorter Poems 1946-1991 by Hayden Carruth | Paperback

Carol Ann Duffy, Poetry

Li-Young Lee, Poetry

Arthur Sze, Poetry 1996 American Book Award for Archipelago: Poems | Paperback

Louis de Bernières, Fiction

Mary Morrissy, Fiction

Alice Munro, Fiction Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | Audio CD 1998 Giller Prize and NBCC Award

Thomas Berry, Nonfiction

Richard K. Nelson, Nonfiction

Scott Russell Sanders, Nonfiction


Lifetime Achievement Award -None given

Simon Armitage, Poetry

Eavan Boland, Poetry

Jack Gilbert, Poetry

Linda Hogan, Poetry

Richard Kenney, Poetry

Edward P. Jones, Fiction, PEN/Hemingway Award winner 1992

Steven Millhauser, Fiction

Caryl Phillips, Fiction

Stephen Wright, Fiction

Jonathan Kozol, Nonfiction


William Gaddis Lifetime Achievement Award; The Ethics of Indeterminacy in the Novels of William Gaddis | Hardcover

Cyrus Cassells, Poetry

Denise Levertov, Poetry

Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Poetry

Rikki Ducornet, Fiction

Denis Johnson, Fiction

Carole Maso, Fiction

Paul West, Fiction

Edward Hoagland, Nonfiction

Terry Tempest Williams, Nonfiction


Lifetime Achievement Award None given

A. R. Ammons, Poetry A Coast of Trees | Paperback

Thomas Centolella, Poetry

Killarney Clary, Poetry

Suzanne Gardinier, Poetry

Susan Mitchell, Poetry

Luis J. Rodriguez, Poetry

Frank Chin, Fiction

Gilbert Sorrentino, Fiction

Noam Chomsky, Nonfiction


Lifetime Achievement Award None given

William Bronk, Poetry

Chrystos, Poetry

Herbert Morris, Poetry

Pattiann Rogers, Poetry

Sandra Cisneros, Fiction

Alexander Theroux, Fiction

John Edgar Wideman, Fiction

Christopher Hitchens, Nonfiction


Lifetime Achievement Award, none given

Carolyn Forché, Poetry

Seamus Heaney, Poetry

Derek Mahon, Poetry

Peter Reading, Poetry

John Hawkes, Fiction

Barry Lopez, Nonfiction


Kay Boyle, Lifetime Achievement Award; Kay Boyle, Artist and Activist | Hardcover

Cid Corman, Poetry

George Evans, Poetry

Peter Levitt, Poetry

John Berger, Fiction 1972 Booker Prize for G | Out of Print Find it Here

Wendell Berry, Nonfiction

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