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Elmore to Receive 2008 F. Scott Fitzgerald Award

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The selection panel of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference has unanimously recommended that Elmore Leonard be awarded he 2008 F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Award for Achievement in American Literature at the 2008 conference, scheduled for October 25, 2008 in Rockville, Maryland.

Past recipients of the award are

1996: William Styron
1997: John Barth
1998: Joyce Carol Oates
1999: E. L. Doctorow
2000: Norman Mailer
2001: Ernest J. Gaines
2002: John Updike
2003: Edward Albee
2004: Grace Paley
2005: Pat Conroy
2006: Jane Smiley
2007: William Kennedy

John Moser, President of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary
Conference said in his letter to Elmore, “You certainly
deserve the honor of the award. It is really long
overdue.”

The selection panel is composed of literary critics,
academics, writers, civic leaders and the Conference Board
of Directors. Elmore will accept the award, say a few
words about Fitzgerald and read from his own work. He has
also been invited to teach a Master’s Class.

Elmore will accept the award in person. 

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference