Eugenides elected to American Academy of Arts and Letters

Feb. 20, 2018 4:24 p.m.
Jeffrey Eugenides

Jeffrey Eugenides

Jeffrey Eugenides, professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

The American Academy of Arts and Letters was founded in 1898 as an honor society of the country’s leading architects, artists, composers and writers. Its 250 members are elected for life and pay no dues.

Eugenides' first novel, "The Virgin Suicides," was published to acclaim in 1993. It has been translated into 34 languages and made into a feature film. He is also the author of "Middlesex," which received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and "The Marriage Plot," published in 2011. His most recent book, "Fresh Complaint," a collection of short stories, was published in 2017. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Yale Review, Best American Short Stories, The Gettysburg Review and Granta’s “Best of Young American Novelists.” Eugenides is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He will be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in a ceremony in mid-May.