Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Rikki Ducornet receives lifetime achievement award

On May 21 the American Academy of Arts and Letters gave Rikki Ducornet a lifetime achievement award for her novels and short stories. Dalkey Archive will publish her new collection of stories, The One Marvelous Thing, in November. The award is considered one of the highest formal recognitions of artistic merit in the United States.
In the Independent Weekly Ducornet stated that she was, "astonished and delighted. It’s such a lonely job to write books. I write books that are very strange. To have anyone respond to them is delightful."

1 comment:

Emily said...

Rikki Ducornet is wonderful. Her writing is powerful and electric. She is greatly deserving of this award!