Sherwood Anderson Foundation

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The Sherwood Anderson Foundation is an organization founded by the children and grandchildren of American short story writer and novelist Sherwood Anderson that gives grants to emerging writers.[1] The most notable of these is the annual Sherwood Anderson Foundation Writers Award.

As of 2009 the Foundation's co-presidents were Anderson's grandsons Michael and David Spear.

Award recipients[edit]

Winners of the award have ranged from college undergraduates to widely published authors. Currently, only individuals who have published either "a book of fiction or a collection of short stories in major literary and/or commercial publications" are eligible for the prize.[2]

The winners of the grants include:[3]

  • 1988 – Valerie S. Golightly
  • 1989 – King Andrews
  • 1990 – Gillian Kim Ashley & Pamela Johnson
  • 1991 – Karen Coats
  • 1992 – Patricia Snell
  • 1993 – Dawn Radford
  • 1994 – Debra Allbery Gildea
  • 1995 – Randall Kenan
  • 1996 – Ron Rash
  • 1997 – Gail Pollock
  • 1998 – Kamil Turowski
  • 1999 – Tammy Greenwood
  • 2000 – Paola Corso
  • 2001 – Doug Crandell
  • 2002 – Joseph Bathanti
  • 2003 – Peggy Payne
  • 2004 – Mary Beth Caschetta
  • 2005 – Jacob M. Appel
  • 2006 – Karen Fisher
  • 2007 – Robert Garner McBrearty
  • 2008 – Nelly Rosario
  • 2009 – Lucy Jane Bledsoe
  • 2010 – Tracy Winn
  • 2011 – William Lychack
  • 2012 – Katherine Min
  • 2013 - Tupelo Hassman
  • 2014 - Kristopher Jansma

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greensboro News & Record, Nov.4, 1990
  2. ^ An Open Letter to the Sherwood Anderson Foundation Archived January 7, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Sherwood Anderson Foundation Grant Writing Winners". Sherwood Anderson Foundation. Retrieved November 8, 2012.