Mehta Wins 2018 Perkins Award
The Center for Fiction has announced that Sonny Mehta, chairman and editor-in-chief of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, is the recipient of the 2018 Maxwell E. Perkins Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Field of Fiction. The Maxwell E. Perkins Award recognizes an editor, publisher, or agent who over the course of his or her career has discovered, nurtured, and championed writers of fiction in the United States. It is named for Maxwell E. Perkins, of Scribner, who edited F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, and Ernest Hemingway, among others. The award will be presented at the Center’s December 11 Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner in New York City.