Literary Arts

Gayl Jones Feted by American Academy of Art and Letters

Gayl Jones, AD '75, was selected the 2024 recipient of the Katherine Anne Porter Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Candidates for this award are nominated by members of Arts and Letters. Award recipients are chosen by committees drawn from the membership.

The estate of Pulitzer Prize–winning writer and member Katherine Anne Porter endowed this biennial award to honor a prose writer whose achievements and dedication to the literary profession have been demonstrated.

Jones joins Professor Emeritus John Edgar Wideman on this list of winners of this award. Jones was celebrated in the literature section of the Brown 100 issue of the Brown Alumni Magazine.