Lannan Foundation established its Literary Program in 1987 to support the creation of exceptional poetry and prose written originally in the English language, and to increase the audience for contemporary literature. Since 2001, we have also offered grant support for the publication and dissemination of works translated into English.
Through its annual awards and fellowships program, the foundation honors and promotes writers and poets whose work reflects and challenges our understanding of the world. The Literary Program also makes grants to nonprofit organizations engaged in creating, promoting, and widening the appreciation of literature.
The foundation also produces numerous public literary events, the Readings & Conversations series, which features poets and writers reading and discussing their work. Literary Events and the Residency program have their own sections on the website.
Image: Book covers from Lannan Literary grantees.