The NBCC welcomes nominations from members for the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award. Named after the first president of the NBCC, the award is given annually to a person or institution—a writer, publisher, critic, or editor, among others—who has, over time, made significant contributions to book culture.
As you can tell from the list of recipients below, the award is truly ecumenical, seeking to recognize outstanding and longstanding work from any sector that affects a book and contributes to American arts and letters.
Please e-mail your nominations to Steven Kellman at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must be a member of the NBCC to submit a name.Nominations should include a brief (approximately five sentences) explanation of why the nominee deserves recognition with the Sandrof Award. The deadline for nominations is December 14.
2013 Sandrof award winner: Rolando Hinojosa-Smith
2012:Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar
2011:Robert B. Silvers
2010:Dalkey Archive Press
2009:Joyce Carol Oates
2008:PEN American Center
2004:Louis Rubin Jr.
1999:Pauline Kael and Lawrence Ferlinghetti
1995:Alfred Kazin and Elizabeth Hardwick
1992: Gregory Rabassa
1984:Library of America
1982:Leslie A. Marchand