Lifetime 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.

Lifetime Awards by Last Name


John Barth , 1998, Lifetime, Award
John Berger , 2002, Lifetime, Award
Kay Boyle , 1989, Lifetime, Award
Evan S. Connell , 2000, Lifetime, Award
Robert Creeley , 2001, Lifetime, Award
Steve Erickson , 2014, Lifetime, Award
William Gaddis , 1993, Lifetime, Award
William Gass , 1997, Lifetime, Award
Peter Matthiessen , 2002, Lifetime, Award
W.S. Merwin , 2004, Lifetime, Award
Adrienne Rich , 1999, Lifetime, Award
Edward Said , 2001, Lifetime, Award
Gilbert Sorrentino , 2005, Lifetime, Award
Anne Stevenson , 2007, Lifetime, Award
Joseph Stroud , 2014, Lifetime, Award
R. S. Thomas , 1996, Lifetime, Award