The John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, founded in 1980, is named for a talented but overlooked 20th century American writer. The prize recognizes contemporary writers who employ themes that run through Dos Passos’ work. Recipients are American creative writers who have produced a substantial body of published work that displays characteristics of Dos Passos’ writing: an intense and original exploration of specifically American themes, an experimental approach to form and an interest in a wide range of human experiences.
Ozeki will read from her work and be awarded the Dos Passos Prize in an April 24 ceremony at Longwood University. The public is invited to attend.
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