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Kevin Powers Wins American Academy of Arts & Letters Award

Powers also won the 2013 Hemingway/PEN Award for "The Yellow Birds" - peoplewhowrite

Powers also won the 2013 Hemingway/PEN Award

The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced the disbursement of over $175,000 in prizes on March 13, 2013 across several categories. Kevin Powers, who recently picked up the Hemingway/PEN for his debut novel The Yellow Birds was awarded the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. Also among the winners were Jennifer Egan and Darryl Pinckney. Here’s the list:

Arts and Letters Awards in Literature ($7,500 each)

Benjamin H. Danks Award – Given every three years to an exceptional young playwright ($20,000)

E.M. Forster Award – for a young writer from the United Kingdom or Ireland for a stay in the United States ($20,000)

Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction – for the best work of first fiction (novel or short stories) published in 2012 ($5,000)

  • Kevin Powers’ The Yellow Birds

Award of Merit Medal – for an outstanding short story writer, given every six years ($10,000)

Addison M. Metcalf Award – for a young writer of fiction, nonfiction, drama or poetry ($10,000)

Rome Fellowships in Literature – a one-year residency (2013–2014) at the American Academy in Rome.

Rosenthal Family Foundation Award – for a young writer of considerable literary talent for a work published in 2012 ($10,000)

John Updike Award – Given biennially to a writer in mid-career whose work has demonstrated consistent excellence ($20,000)

Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award – for a writer whose work merits recognition for the quality of its prose style ($10,000)

E.B. White Award – for achievement in children’s literature ($10,000)

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