Literature

Literature

Literature inspires, enriches, educates, and entertains. It reminds us that there is beauty and joy in language,that others have insights worth paying attention to, that in our struggles we are not alone. By helping writers and translators create new work and connect with audiences through publishers and other literary organizations and programs, the National Endowment for the Arts celebrates literature as an essential reflection of our nation's rich diversity of voices.

Literature Fact Sheet

Staff

Literature Director

Amy Stolls
Amy Stolls is the director of Literature at the National Endowment for the Arts. She oversees the NEA's grantmaking in...

Staff

Eleanor Billington
Division Coordinator, billingtone@arts.gov
Mohamed Sheriff
Literature Specialist, sheriffm@arts.gov
Jessica Flynn
Literature Specialist, flynnj@arts.gov

Recent Grants

Medal of Arts

An online grant search is available to find information on NEA grants from 2000 to the present.

Podcasts

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Novelist and 2016 Big Read author

Lifetime Honors

Medal of Arts

National Medal of Arts

The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government and is awarded by the President of the United States.

Publications

The devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 dramatically exposed the vulnerability of the arts and cultural sector in emergency preparedness and emergency response. To strengthen the understanding and readiness of...
The 2016 Guide provides details on the programs and activities that the NEA supports, as well as funding deadlines for our various grants. Included is information on Grants for Organizations,...

Writers' Corner

Literature Fellowships represent the National Endowment for the Arts' most direct investment in American creativity. The goal of the fellowships program is to encourage the production of new work and allow writers the time and means to write.