Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

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Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction (formerly the Library of Congress Creative Achievement Award for Fiction and Library of Congress Lifetime Achievement Award for the Writing of Fiction) is an annual book award presented by the Librarian of Congress each year at the National Book Festival.

It was established in 2009 as a lifetime achievement award, although the first award was presented in 2008; in 2008, the LoC was inspired to award Herman Wouk with a lifetime achievement award in the writing of fiction.[1] That honor inspired the Library to grant subsequent fiction-writing awards, beginning with the Library of Congress Creative Achievement Award for Fiction from 2009-2012.[1] Beginning in 2013, the award was renamed to the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.

Honorees[edit]

As the Library of Congress Lifetime Achievement Award for the Writing of Fiction
As the Library of Congress Creative Achievement Award for Fiction
As the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Donna Urschel (March 17, 2015). "Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction Awarded to Louise Erdrich". Library of Congress. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Herman Wouk - Fiction Prize". Library of Congress. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Awards & Honors: Creative Achievement Award". Library of Congress. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ Husna Haq (2013-04-25). "Don DeLillo becomes first writer to receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  5. ^ Ron Charles (April 25, 2013). "Don DeLillo is first recipient of Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  6. ^ Alison Flood. "EL Doctorow wins Library of Congress prize for American fiction", The Guardian, April 17, 2014. Accessed December 19, 2014.
  7. ^ Alexandra Alter (March 17, 2015). "Louise Erdrich Wins Library of Congress Award". New York Times. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Fiction Prize to Marilynne Robinson | News Releases - Library of Congress". www.loc.gov. 2016-01-01. Retrieved 2016-04-02. 
  9. ^ Jennifer Gavin (July 11, 2017). "Prize for American Fiction to Be Awarded Posthumously to Denis Johnson". loc.gov. Retrieved July 20, 2017. 
  10. ^ Book World Editors (May 3, 2018). "Annie Proulx wins Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 3, 2018. 

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