Stanford University Libraries Helps Establish Writing Prize for New Authors.
STANFORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 17, 2002
Stanford University Stanford University, at Stanford, Calif.; coeducational; chartered 1885, opened 1891 as Leland Stanford Junior Univ. (still the legal name). The original campus was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. David Starr Jordan was its first president. Libraries, in partnership with the William Saroyan Noun 1. William Saroyan - United States writer of plays and short stories (1908-1981)
Saroyan Foundation, announced today the launch of the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing ("Saroyan Writing Prize") for newly published works of fiction including novels, short stories, dramas or memoirs. The Saroyan Writing Prize, which is planned as a biennial biennial, plant requiring two years to complete its life cycle, as distinguished from an annual or a perennial. In the first year a biennial usually produces a rosette of leaves (e.g., the cabbage) and a fleshy root, which acts as a food reserve over the winter. event, is meant to encourage new or emerging writers rather than recognize established literary figures.
Entries competing for the Saroyan Writing Prize will be received from April 17, 2002, through January 31, 2003, at the Stanford University Libraries. Entries are limited to works published in English in book form and available for purchase by the general public. The winner will be awarded a prize in the amount of $12,500. Finalists and the prizewinner prize·win·ner
One that wins a prize.
prizewinner n → premiado/a
prizewinner prize n → gagnant(e)
will be notified by mail and announced publicly at an official award ceremony in late spring 2003. The official entry form and rules are available at http://saroyanprize.stanford.edu.
Stanford University Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation have established the Saroyan Writing Prize Committee, which will administer all nominations. In addition, a group of distinguished judges will be responsible for reviewing qualified entrants, nominating finalists and recommending the Saroyan Writing Prize winner.
Because of its criteria and focus, the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing hopes over time to join the ranks of other notable literary awards/prizes such as the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, Wallace Stegner Wallace Earle Stegner (February 18, 1909—April 13, 1993) was an American historian, novelist, short story writer, and environmentalist, often called "The Dean of Western Writers. Award, PEN/Faulkner Prize for Fiction, PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Book of Fiction, National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
"We see the Saroyan Writing Prize as an integral activity in our custodianship of the Saroyan archive," said Michael A. Keller, Stanford University Librarian. "We remain deeply engaged with the literary arts as well as the medium of the book. The proper role of research libraries is not merely to build, preserve and provide navigation for its published and archival collections, but also to present and promote -- `push' in the idiom of information technology -- the resources and points of view manifest in those collections. The prize is another way to focus on writing in general and Saroyan's writing in particular."
"William Saroyan committed his entire life to writing, and his work produced internationally acclaimed books and plays," said Robert Setrakian, chairman of the William Saroyan Foundation. "It was Saroyan's desire to establish a writing prize to encourage and perpetuate the art he so loved, so it is only fitting that the Writing Prize be launched during the first William Saroyan Festival." The festival continues in Fresno, Calif., through May 5 (see www.saroyanfestival.com for details). "Saroyan remains one of Fresno's most beloved sons, having given the literary world a unique, rich perspective of Central California Central California can refer to one of several divisions or regions of the U.S state of California:
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Saroyan, an American writer and playwright, was a Pulitzer Prize Pulitzer Prize
Any of a series of annual prizes awarded by Columbia University for outstanding public service and achievement in American journalism, letters, and music. Fellowships are also awarded. and Academy Award winner best known for his humorous short stories about the experiences of immigrant families and children in California. Much of Saroyan's other work is clearly autobiographical, although similar in style and technique to fiction. The fourth child of Armenian immigrants, Saroyan battled his way through poverty and rose to literary prominence in the early 1930s when national magazines began publishing his short stories, including `The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze', `My Name Is Aram', `Inhale in·hale
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(2) Another name for the Information Systems (IS) or Information Technology (IT) department. See IT. supports the teaching, learning and research mandates of the university through delivery of bibliographic and other information resources and services to faculty, students and staff. It is tackling the challenges of the digital age while continuing the development, preservation and conservation of its extensive print, media and manuscript collections.
The William Saroyan Foundation officially was founded by the author on Dec. 30, 1966. Since then, distinguished professors, business executives and high-ranking government officials have accepted appointments to the foundation's board of trustees board of trustees Politics The posse of thugs who oversee an institution's administration. See Board of directors. . Commencing in 1990, the trustees set a goal of bringing together into one single archive Saroyan's entire literary estate. A decision finally was made by the trustees to offer Stanford the assembled Saroyan Literary Collection with provisions that would safeguard one of the rare treasure-troves in American literature American literature, literature in English produced in what is now the United States of America. Colonial Literature
American writing began with the work of English adventurers and colonists in the New World chiefly for the benefit of readers in in perpetuity Of endless duration; not subject to termination.
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in perpetuity adj. forever, as in one's right to keep the profits from the land in perpetuity. to carry on the legacy of Fresno's own native son, William Saroyan.