Ten writers have been honored for their work with awards of $50,000 each by the Los Angeles-based Lannan Foundation.
Recipients of the seventh annual Lannan Literary Awards, announced Tuesday, are poets Hayden Carruth of Waterbury, Conn.; Carol Ann Duffy of Glasgow, Scotland; Li-Young Lee of Jakarta, Indonesia, and Arthur Sze of New York City.
Also honored are fiction writers Louis de Bernieres of Woolwich, England; Mary Morrissy of Dublin, Ireland, and Alice Munro of Ontario, Canada.
Nonfiction honorees are Thomas Berry of Greensboro, N.C.; Richard K. Nelson of Madison, Wis., and Scott Russell Sanders of Memphis, Tenn.
Candidates for the award that recognizes exceptional writers--both established and emerging--are recommended by a network of writers, literary scholars, publishers and editors.
The foundation's literary program, begun in 1987, is dedicated to preserving the wholeness, clarity and strength of the English language.