Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement

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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. [1][2]

The first winner of the prize was Joyce Carol Oates, who accepted the award in May 2012.[3][4][5][6] Tobias Wolff was announced as the second winner of the prize and received the award on May 21, 2014, in Portland, Oregon.[7] [8] Rita Dove received the award in April 2016.[9][10][11]

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  1. ^ "Oregon State establishes national literary prize", The Register-Guard, June 12, 2011.
  2. ^ "$600,000 Gift Establishes Major Literary Prize at OSU," Oregon State University Press Release, 6/6/2011
  3. ^ [1] "Celebrated Author Joyce Carol Oates To Receive Literary Prize from OSU," Oregon State University Press Release, 1/23/2012
  4. ^ Jeff Baker, "Joyce Carol Oates will receive $20,000 prize from Oregon State University", The Oregonian, January 23, 2012.
  5. ^ Jeff Baker, "Joyce Carol Oates talks about honorary degrees, her new novel, criticism and her dreams", The Oregonian, April 28, 2012.
  6. ^ "Celebrated author Oates visits Corvallis", Corvallis Gazette-Times, May 9, 2012.
  7. ^ "Tobias Wolff named recipient of biennial Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement," Oregon State University Press Release, 10/1/2013
  8. ^ "Video link to Tobias Wolff reading at Oregon State University after receiving the 2014 Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement," Oregon State University, 05/22/2014
  9. ^ "Poet Rita Dove named OSU's 2016 Stone Award winner," Oregon State University Press Release, 8/13/2015.
  10. ^ McInally, Mike. "Rita Dove takes flight: Acclaimed poet to read in Oregon". Corvallis Gazette Times. Retrieved 2016-04-29. 
  11. ^ "Rita Dove to Receive the $20,000 Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement". The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. 2015-08-21. Retrieved 2016-04-29. 


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