The Lannan Foundation has announced the 10 recipients of its 1994 Lannan Literary Awards.
The annual awards are given to writers who have made significant contributions to English-language literature as well as to those with potential for outstanding future work. The recipients include four poets--Simon Armitage, Eavan Boland, Jack Gilbert and Richard Kenney; four fiction writers--Edward P. Jones, Steven Millhauser, Caryl Phillips and Steven Wright; poet and novelist Linda Hogan, and nonfiction writer Jonathan Kozol. Each will receive $50,000.
The Los Angeles-based foundation, which initiated the awards in 1989, had made distinctions between established and emerging writers, assigning fellowships to the latter. This year, it merged the categories.