The Ivan Sandrof Award honors a lifetime of significant contributions to the literary culture and American letters. Any member of the NBCC is entitled to make a nomination. Previous honorees have included notable individuals (Sandra Gilbert, Susan Gubar, Robert Silvers, Joyce Carol Oates, John Leonard, Leslie Fiedler, Alfred Kazin) and notable institutions (Dalkey Archive Press, PEN American Center, Library of America). Nominations should include a brief (approximately five sentences) explanation of why the nominee deserves recognition with the Sandrof Award. The deadline for nominations is November 30. Please submit your ideas, along with a few sentences about why the proposed candidate should be considered for the awards, to Steven G. Kellman at email@example.com, and please include a paragraph explaining why you think a particular person or institution warrants recognition by the NBCC.