Williams wins National Book Award
Posted November 20, 2003; 09:56 a.m.
Princeton Professor C.K. Williams has won the 2003 National Book Award in poetry for his most recent collection, "The Singing." The award was announced at a Nov. 19 dinner in New York.
A lecturer with the rank of professor in the Council of the Humanities and the Program in Creative Writing , Williams has earned several awards in recent years. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for his 16th book of poetry, "Repair." In 1987, his book "Flesh and Blood" won the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry. That book and "The Vigil," published in 1996, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.
Williams also is the author of translations and "Misgivings: My Mother, My Father, Myself," an "autobiographical meditation," published in 2000. He is the editor of several poetry and essay collections.
Among his many other awards and honors are a Guggenheim Fellowship, the PEN/Voelcker Career Achievement Award in Poetry, a literature award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Berlin Prize of the American Academy in Berlin.
Williams joined the Princeton faculty in 1995.
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