Jackson Senior Fellow Janine di Giovanni, a veteran war reporter and award-winning author, has been awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2020 Blake-Dodd Prize for her achievements in nonfiction.

She is one of 19 writers selected for the awards in literature. The awards will be presented in New York at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial in May.

The literature prizes, totaling $350,000, honor both established and emerging writers of fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. The Academy’s 250 members propose candidates, and a rotating committee of writers selects winners. 

The American Academy of Arts and Letters was founded in 1898 as an honor society of the country’s leading architects, artists, composers, and writers. 

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