America Award in Literature

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America Award
Awarded forA lifetime contribution to international writing
Dateannual
Country United States
Presented byContemporary Arts Educational Project, Inc.
(in loving memory of Anna Fahrni)
First awarded1994
Websitewww.greeninteger.com/america.cfm

The America Award is a lifetime achievement literary award for international writers. It describes itself as a modest attempt at providing alternatives to the Nobel Prize in Literature. It was first presented in 1994. The award does not entail any prize money.[1][2] It is sponsored by the Contemporary Arts Educational Project, Inc., in loving memory of Anna Fahrni, and by the publisher Green Integer.

Jury[edit]

Each year, the jury comprises 6 to 8 American poets, prose writers, playwrights and literary critics. The rotating panel has included Douglas Messerli [chairman], Will Alexander, Luigi Ballerini, Charles Bernstein, Peter Constantine, Peter Glassgold, Deborah Meadows, Martin Nakell, John O'Brien, Marjorie Perloff, Dennis Phillips, Joe Ross, Jerome Rothenberg, Paul Vangelisti, and Mac Wellman.[3]

Winners[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ivo Michiels receives America Award 2012. Flemish Literature Fund. 2012.
  2. ^ America Awards, Green Integer, 2013, retrieved 5 December 2013
  3. ^ Ivo Michiels receives America Award 2012. Flemish Literature Fund. 2012.