White receives Italian literary prize

April 15, 2010 4:43 p.m.

Edmund White, author and professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, has been awarded the Premio Letterario Internazionale Mondello, one of Italy's most prestigious international literary prizes. White won the award for Best Foreign Author for his biography, "Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel." The award will be presented to White in a ceremony in Palermo in May.