The Academy of Arts and Letters
Siri Hustvedt has won the Award in Literature from The Academy of Arts and Letters.
New York, March 11, 2019 – The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the names of 17 writers who will receive its 2019 awards in literature. The awards will be presented in New York at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial in May. The literature prizes, totaling $220,000, honor both established and emerging writers of fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. The Academy’s 250 members propose candidates, and a rotating committee of writers selects winners. This year’s award committee members were Henri Cole, John Guare, Amy Hempel, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Joy Williams.