John McPhee, Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence was awarded the Sandrof Award for Lifetime Achievement from the National Book Critics Circle.
Founded in 1974, the National Book Critics Circle Awards are given annually to honor outstanding writing and to foster a national conversation about reading, criticism and literature. The awards are open to any book published in the United States in English (including translations). The National Book Critics Circle comprises more than 700 critics and editors from leading newspapers, magazines and online publications.
The organization cited McPhee’s “pioneering work in the fields of journalism and creative nonfiction; his explorations of widely varying topics, including science, sports and the environment; and his mentorship of countless young writers and journalists.” McPhee accepted the award at a ceremony in New York on March 15.
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