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


Natalie Diaz , 2012, Poetry, Fellowship
Rikki Ducornet , 2004, Fiction, Award
Rikki Ducornet , 1993, Fiction, Award
Carol Ann Duffy , 1995, Poetry, Award
Alan Dugan , 2002, Poetry, Award
David James Duncan , 2002, Nonfiction, Fellowship
Stuart Dybek , 1998, Fiction, Award
Geoff Dyer , 2003, Fiction, Fellowship
Barbara Ehrenreich , 2001, Nonfiction, Fellowship
Deborah Eisenberg , 2003, Fiction, Fellowship
Steve Erickson , 2014, Lifetime, Award
George Evans , 1989, Poetry, Award
George Evans , 2003, Poetry, Fellowship
William Everson , 1993, Poetry, Fellowship
Tim Flannery , 2006, Nonfiction, Award
Carolyn Forché , 1990, Poetry, Award
Katie Ford , 2008, Poetry, Fellowship
Thomas Frank , 2004, Nonfiction, Fellowship
William Gaddis , 1993, Lifetime, Award
Mavis Gallant , 2004, Fiction, Fellowship
James Galvin , 2002, Poetry, Fellowship
Suzanne Gardinier , 1992, Poetry, Award
William Gass , 1997, Lifetime, Award
Jack Gilbert , 1994, Poetry, Award
Louise Glück , 1999, Poetry, Award