David Mitchell Gets $20,000 Award for Stay in U.S.

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By Jason Boog Comment

The American Academy of Arts and Letters has given novelist David Mitchell the $20,000 E.M. Forster Award. The prize intended to help “a young writer from the United Kingdom or Ireland for a stay in the United States.”

In all, the academy gave $160,000 in awards to 18 different writers for its annual awards. The awards will be handed out at a ceremony in May. Winners are nominated by the 250 members of the Academy.

We’ve listed all the winners below. (Via Sarah Weinman)

Arts and Letters Awards in Literature
$7500 Arts and Letters Awards in Literature
ANDRE DUBUS III
ADAM HOCHSCHILD
DAVID LINDSAY‚ÄďABAIRE
CHRISTOPHER MIDDLETON
JULIE OTSUKA
MICHAEL PALMER
FREDERICK SEIDEL
TIMOTHY SNYDER

$5,000 Michael Braude Award for Light Verse: ROGER ANGELL

$5,000 Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction: ISMET PRCIC

$20,000 Katherine Anne Porter Award: MAUREEN HOWARD

$10,000 Rosenthal Family Foundation Award: TEJU COLE

Rome Fellowships in Literature: LUCY CORIN, JESSICA FISHER

$10,000 Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award: PETER CAREY

$20,000 Thornton Wilder Prize for Translation: MICHAEL HOFMANN

$10,000 Morton Dauwen Zabel Award: ANDREW SARRIS