Dos Passos Prize
The John Dos Passos Prize is awarded annually to the best currently under-recognized American writer in the middle of their career.
The Prize was founded at Longwood University in 1980 and is meant to honor John Dos Passos by recognizing other writers in his name. The prize is administered by a committee from the Department of English and Modern Languages; the chair of the committee also serves as the chair of the prize jury. Other members on the committee include the immediate past recipient and a distinguished critic, editor, or scholar.
Recipients of the prize receive $2,000 and a bronze medal engraved with their name.