Angelou received more than 50 honorary doctorate degrees and the Literarian Award
from the National Book Foundation.
html) National Book Foundation's Literarian Award
for his philanthropic efforts in encouraging Americans to read.
He was a recipient of several honors, including the National Book Foundation's Literarian Award
, the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Award for "Distinguished Service to the Arts," and a National Humanities Medal.
The poet and author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings'' will be this year's recipient of the Literarian Award
, an honorary National Book Award for contributions to the literary community, the National Book Foundation announced Thursday.
The Literarian Award
for outstanding service to the literary community was presented by writer Walter Mosley to Mitchell Kaplan.
According to the International Herald Tribune, the Literarian Award
for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community will also be presented to Barney Rosset, who through his publishing house, Grove Press and his magazine, The Evergreen Review, has influenced readership of authors such as Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Jean Genet.