Nonfiction 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.

Nonfiction Awards by Last Name


David Abram , 1996, Nonfiction, Award
Paula Gunn Allen , 2007, Poetry, Nonfiction, Fellowship
Wendell Berry , 1989, Nonfiction, Award
Thomas Berry , 1995, Nonfiction, Award
Charles Bowden , 1996, Nonfiction, Award
David G. Campbell , 2005, Nonfiction, Award
Noam Chomsky , 1992, Nonfiction, Award
Mike Davis , 2007, Nonfiction, Award
Wade Davis , 2002, Nonfiction, Award
Jared Diamond , 1999, Nonfiction, Award
David James Duncan , 2002, Nonfiction, Fellowship
Barbara Ehrenreich , 2001, Nonfiction, Fellowship
Tim Flannery , 2006, Nonfiction, Award
Thomas Frank , 2004, Nonfiction, Fellowship
Chris Hedges , 2006, Nonfiction, Fellowship
Christopher Hitchens , 1991, Nonfiction, Award
Edward Hoagland , 1993, Nonfiction, Award
Adam Hochschild , 2005, Nonfiction, Award
Freeman House , 2005, Nonfiction, Fellowship
Lewis Hyde , 2002, Nonfiction, Fellowship
Elizabeth Kolbert , 2006, Nonfiction, Fellowship
Jonathan Kozol , 1994, Nonfiction, Award
Barry Lopez , 1990, Nonfiction, Award
Charles C. Mann , 2006, Nonfiction, Fellowship
Rubén Martínez , 2002, Nonfiction, Fellowship