2018 Newly Elected Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Announcement
Published on 20th February 2018 in Announcement

NEW YORK, February 20, 2018—When the American Academy of Arts and Letters holds its annual induction and award ceremony in mid-May, Lorrie Moore, secretary, will induct twelve members into the 250-person organization and president Billie Tsien will induct three foreign honorary members and one American honorary member. Paula Kerger, president and CEO of the Public Broadcasting Service, will deliver the Blashfield Foundation Address, titled “The Ideal of Excellence,” marking the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act. An exhibition of art, architecture, books, and manuscripts by new members and recipients of awards will be on view in the galleries from May 24 to June 17.

Newly Elected Members
Art

NICOLE EISENMAN
JENNY HOLZER
SARAH SZE

Literature

RON CHERNOW
JEFFREY EUGENIDES
MAXINE HONG KINGSTON
TERRENCE MCNALLY
LYNN NOTTAGE
JAYNE ANNE PHILLIPS
GEORGE SAUNDERS

Music

BEN JOHNSTON
GEORGE E. LEWIS

Foreign Honorary Members

EL ANATSUI, artist of Ghana
IAN BURUMA, writer of the Netherlands
DORIS SALCEDO, artist of Colombia

American Honorary Member

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS, musician

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