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Recipients of the Emerson-Thoreau Medal

2016

  • Toni Morrison (Princeton University)

2013

  • Philip Roth, novelist and memoirist

1989

  • Norman Mailer, novelist, critic, man of letters

1979

  • James T. Farrell, novelist, critic, essayist

1977

  • Saul Bellow, teacher, novelist, critic of society

1975

  • Robert Penn Warren, novelist, poet, critic, teacher

1970

  • I. A. Richards, poet, critic, teacher of critics

1969

  • Hannah Arendt, social and political historian and philosopher

1968

  • John Crowe Ransom, poet, critic, man of letters

1967

  • Joseph Wood Krutch, critic, biographer, naturalist

1966

  • Edmund Wilson, critic, man of letters

1965

  • Lewis Mumford, teacher, critic, philosopher

1963

  • Mark Van Doren, poet, critic, teacher

1962

  • Katherine Anne Porter, novelist

1961

  • Samuel Eliot Morison, biographer, historian, scholar

1960

  • Henry Beston, naturalist, countryman, author

1959

  • Thomas Stearns Eliot, poet, critic, playwright

1958

  • Robert Frost, poet

Academy Prizes

The Academy awards nine prizes that recognize excellence in the sciences and the humanities and a commitment to the ideals of the Academy.