Literary Awards by Last Name

The Lannan Literary Awards and Fellowships were established in 1989 to honor both established and emerging writers whose work is of exceptional quality.  Over the last 20 years, Lannan Foundation, through its Awards and Fellowships program, has awarded 173 writers and poets more than $13 million. The awards recognize writers who have made significant contributions to English-language literature.  The fellowships recognize writers of distinctive literary merit who demonstrate potential for continued outstanding work.

Candidates for the awards and fellowships 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 recipients is made by the Foundation’s literary committee.

Literary Awards by Last Name


Chris Abani , 2003, Fiction, Fellowship
David Abram , 1996, Nonfiction, Award
Daniel Alarcón , 2007, Fiction, Fellowship
Paula Gunn Allen , 2007, Poetry, Nonfiction, Fellowship
A. R. Ammons , 1992, Poetry, Award
Simon Armitage , 1994, Poetry, Award
Nadeem Aslam , 2005, Fiction, Fellowship
Andrew Bacevich , 2005, Notable Book Awards, Award
John Banville , 1997, Fiction, Award
Kevin Barry , 2016, Current, Fiction, Award
John Barth , 1998, Lifetime, Award
Sara Baume , 2015, Current, Fiction, Fellowship
John Berger , 1989, Fiction, Award
John Berger , 2002, Lifetime, Award
Louis de Bernières , 1995, Fiction, Award
Wendell Berry , 1989, Nonfiction, Award
Thomas Berry , 1995, Nonfiction, Award
Frank Bidart , 1998, Poetry, Award
Sherwin Bitsui , 2011, Poetry, Fellowship
Eavan Boland , 1994, Poetry, Award
Charles Bowden , 1996, Nonfiction, Award
Kay Boyle , 1989, Lifetime, Award
William Bronk , 1991, Poetry, Award
Judy Budnitz , 2005, Fiction, Fellowship
David G. Campbell , 2005, Nonfiction, Award