Literary Awards by Year

The Lannan Literary Awards and Fellowships were established in 1989 to honor both established and emerging writers whose work is of exceptional quality. 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 Year


Howard Norman , 1996, Fiction, Award
Tim Pears , 1996, Fiction, Award
R. S. Thomas , 1996, Lifetime Achievement, Award
William Trevor , 1996, Fiction, Award
David Foster Wallace , 1996, Fiction, Award
Louis de Bernières , 1995, Fiction, Award
Thomas Berry , 1995, Nonfiction, Award
Hayden Carruth , 1995, Poetry, Award
Carol Ann Duffy , 1995, Poetry, Award
Li-Young Lee , 1995, Poetry, Award
Mary Morrissy , 1995, Fiction, Award
Alice Munro , 1995, Fiction, Award
Richard K. Nelson , 1995, Nonfiction, Award
Scott Russell Sanders , 1995, Nonfiction, Award
Arthur Sze , 1995, Poetry, Award
Simon Armitage , 1994, Poetry, Award
Eavan Boland , 1994, Poetry, Award
Jack Gilbert , 1994, Poetry, Award
Linda Hogan , 1994, Poetry, Award
Edward P. Jones , 1994, Fiction, Award
Richard Kenney , 1994, Poetry, Award
Jonathan Kozol , 1994, Nonfiction, Award
Steven Millhauser , 1994, Fiction, Award
Caryl Phillips , 1994, Fiction, Award
Stephen Wright , 1994, Fiction, Award