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Random House Authors Receive Awards from American Academy of Letters

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The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced the names of 17 authors to receive its 2006 awards in literature. The awards will were presented in New York on May 17th at the Academy's annual Ceremonial. The literature prizes, totaling nearly $125,000, honor both established and emerging writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Random House winners are as follows:

Foreign Honorary Member: Ian McEwan
Gold Medal for Biography: Robert A. Caro
New Academy Member: Lorrie Moore
E.M. Forster Award: Geoff Dyer
Rome Fellowship in Literature: Tom Bissell
2006 Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award: Articles of War by Nick Arvin
Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award: Rules for Old Men Waiting by Peter Pouncey
Academy Awards in Literature: Dan Chaon, Mary Gordon, and Daniel Mark Epstein

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