AAAL Honors Richard Powers, Bill Henderson, Others
The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced the recipients of its awards for excellence in the arts. Architect Peter Eisenman and historian David Blight have been awarded the Gold Medals for Architecture and History, respectively, which are given each year in two rotating categories of the arts to those who "have achieved eminence in an entire body of work." Writer Richard Powers has be awarded the William Dean Howells Medal, given every five years for the most distinguished American work of fiction published during that time, for The Overstory (W. W. Norton & Company, 2018). Editor and writer Bill Henderson has been recognized with the Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts, for his significant contribution to the arts as founder and publisher of Pushcart Press.