Winter 2003 • Vol. XXV No. 1 Editor's NotesJanuary 1, 2003 |

Editor’s Notes

❦On November 12, 2002, the Trustees of The Kenyon Review presented E. L. Doctorow with the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement. Although you may already have heard this news—it generated some considerable notice—I am happy to mark the occasion here as well. For it was not merely a very pleasant evening at Restaurant Daniel in New York. Nor was its only success the addition to the KR endowment fund. More than that, it honored one of the most significant authors of our time. And it launched what we intend to be an annual event. Why another award? you might well ask. And why now? More than a year ago, during a larger, quite fascinating discussion about contemporary literature and literary publishing, the KR Trustees came to believe that this is an appropriate moment and that such an award will be welcome, indeed important, to a national audience. Presented by an independent, non-commercial magazine, it will honor careers dedicated to excellence, to a creative spi

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David H. Lynn is the editor emeritus of The Kenyon Review, a professor of English, and special assistant to the president of the college. He was the editor of the Review from 1994 to 2020. As an author, he received a 2016 O. Henry Award for "Divergence." His latest collection, Children of God: New & Selected Stories, was published in 2019 by Braddock Avenue Books.

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Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

❦On November 12, 2002, the Trustees of The Kenyon Review presented E. L. Doctorow with the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement. Although you may already have heard this news—it […]

Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

❦On November 12, 2002, the Trustees of The Kenyon Review presented E. L. Doctorow with the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement. Although you may already have heard this news—it […]

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