Awards & Winners

Donald Antrim

Date of Birth 1958
Place of Birth New York
(United States of America, Contiguous United States)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Novelist, Writer
Donald Antrim is an American novelist. His first novel, Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World, was published in 1993. In 1999 The New Yorker named him as among the twenty best writers under the age of forty. In 2013, he was named a MacArthur Fellow. Antrim is a frequent contributor of fiction to The New Yorker and has written a number of critically acclaimed novels, including The Verificationist and The Hundred Brothers, which was a finalist for the 1998 PEN/Faulkner Award in fiction. "He's written three novels that could all be labeled as short, comic works of surrealism, a description that utterly fails to capture how unusual and wonderful and beautiful they are." He is also the author of The Afterlife, a 2006 memoir about his mother, Louanne Self. He has received grants and awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. In 2013, he received a fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation, a so-called Genius Grant. Antrim is the brother of the artist Terry Leness and the son of Harry Antrim, a scholar of T. S. Eliot. He graduated from Brown University in 1981.

Awards by Donald Antrim

Check all the awards nominated and won by Donald Antrim.


Ambassador Book Award for Autobiography
Honored for : The Afterlife


Nominations 2006 »

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National Book Critics Circle Award for Memoir/Autobiography The Afterlife


Nominations 1998 »

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PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction The Hundred Brothers


Nominations 1996 »

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James Tiptree, Jr. Award Y Chromosome