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


Bill McKibben , 2000, Nonfiction, Award
Gary Paul Nabhan , 1999, Nonfiction, Award
Richard K. Nelson , 1995, Nonfiction, Award
David Quammen , 1997, Nonfiction, Award
Chet Raymo , 1998, Nonfiction, Award
Andrew N. Rubin , 2013, Nonfiction, Fellowship
Carl Safina , 2000, Nonfiction, Award
Scott Russell Sanders , 1995, Nonfiction, Award
Jeremy Scahill , 2007, Nonfiction, Fellowship
Jonathan Schell , 1999, Nonfiction, Award
Rebecca Solnit , 2003, Nonfiction, Award
Luis Alberto Urrea , 2004, Nonfiction, Award
Lawrence Weschler , 1998, Nonfiction, Award
Terry Tempest Williams , 1993, Nonfiction, Award
Howard Zinn , 1998, Nonfiction, Award