Warner to receive Capote Award at Nov. 14 ceremony

Marina Warner will receive the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin in a public event at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol on the University of Iowa campus. Warner will be honored for Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights, published by Harvard University Press.

Marina Warner portrait
Marina Warner received this year’s Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin for her book Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights. Photo by Dan Welldon.

The $30,000 award—the largest annual cash prize in English-language literary criticism—is administered for the Truman Capote Estate by the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. The Nov. 14 event will include remarks by Warner on literary criticism, followed by a reception.

The book was chosen by an international panel of prominent critics and

Article source: http://now.uiowa.edu/2013/10/warner-receive-capote-award-nov-14-ceremony

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