About the Roger Shattuck Award
The annual Roger Shattuck Prize for Criticism is devoted to the support and encouragement of emerging critics. Each year, two deserving critics will receive this prize, which includes a $5,000 cash award. This year's award presentation was held on November 9th. The Center for Fiction is extremely grateful to the Shattuck family for supporting the award.
2013 Award Winner: Abigail Deutsch
Abigail Deutsch's reviews and essays appear in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Book Review,Poetry, The Times Literary Supplement, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Village Voice, n+1, Bookforum, The Village Voice, The Yale Review, Time, The New Yorker online, and The Paris Review online.
2013 Award Winner: Robyn Creswell
Robyn Creswell teaches comparative literature at Brown University and is poetry editor of The Paris Review. His writings on Arabic literature and contemporary poetry have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, n+1, The Nation, Raritan, and Bidoun, among other publications
THE SHATTUCK CONFERENCE 2013
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Publication of Proust's Swann's Way
On November 9th, 2013 The Center for Fiction presented a conference in honor of Roger Shattuck, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the publication of Marcel Proust's Du côté de chez Swann (Swann's Way). The conference focused on the complex female characters throughout À la recherche du temps perdu. Speakers included Anka Muhlstein, Benjamin Taylor, Caroline Weber, Hollie Harder, and Harold Augenbraum. Robyn Creswell and Abigail Deutsch were presented with the 2013 Roger Shattuck Award.
ABOUT ROGER SHATTUCK
Roger Shattuck was a distinguished scholar, writer and literary critic, perhaps best known for his studies on French literature, culture and Proust. After serving time in the Army Air Force during WW II and later, finishing his bachelor's degree at Yale, Shattuck moved to Paris. It was in France that he developed his interest and love for French culture, and where he met his wife Nora White, a dancer for the Les Ballets Russes des Monte Carlo and Le Ballet de Paris. He published his first book, The Banquet Years: The Origins of the Avant-Garde in France, 1885 to WW I in 1958, after moving back to New York. The book was overwhelmingly well-received, and he went on to publish several books of literary criticism as well as several definitive texts on Proust. Read more