Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement
The Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement at Oregon State University honors a major American author who has created a body of critically acclaimed literary work and has been a dedicated mentor to succeeding generations of young writers. The $20,000 prize is awarded biennially and was established in 2011 by a gift from Patrick and Vicki Stone. (Stone is a financial industry executive, formerly president of Fidelity National Financial, and a 1974 graduate of OSU’s College of Liberal Arts.) The Stones endowed the prize to spotlight Oregon State’s Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing. 
The first winner of the prize was Joyce Carol Oates, who accepted the award in May 2012. Tobias Wolff was announced as the second winner of the prize and received the award on May 21, 2014, in Portland, Oregon.
Video link to Tobias Wolff reading at Oregon State University after receiving the Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement 2014
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- "Tobias Wolff named recipient of biennial Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement," Oregon State University Press Release, 10/1/2013