Last night the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) honored both Poetry and Harper’s with National Magazine Awards.
Poetry received the General Excellence (Print) category for Literary, Political and Professional Magazines. The April, September, and October issues were singled out in recognition. Harper’s won the Reporting category for Scott Horton‘s “The Guantanamo Suicides.” More literary winners follow below…
Here’s more from the release: “Known as the Ellies, for the Alexander Calder stabile ‘Elephant’ given to each winner, the awards were hosted by Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News, and were attended by more than 700 magazine editors and publishers. The sold-out event was highlighted by the presentation of the Creative Excellence Award to Tom Wolfe by Jann S. Wenner, editor and publisher of Rolling Stone and member of the Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame.”
ESSAYS & CRITICISM: The Paris Review For “Mister Lytle: An Essay,” by John Jeremiah Sullivan
FICTION: Virginia Quarterly Review for “Minor Watt,” by Paul Theroux
PUBLIC INTEREST: The New Yorker for “Letting Go,” by Atul Gawande August 2