Arturo Vivante, author ofSolitude and Other Stories,has been awarded the 2006 Katherine Anne Porter Award by theAmericanAcademyof Arts and Letters.
Solitude and Other Storieswas published by Notre Dame Press in 2004, the same year Vivante was awarded the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction by the Universitys Creative Writing Program.The book includes 24 short stories representing the authors quest to uncover hidden truths.
Vivante was born inRomein 1923 and grew up inItaly,EnglandandCanada.A writer of poems, novels, essays and plays, Vivante has received numerous awards, including a Fulbright travel grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is perhaps best known for the many short stories he has had published in the New Yorker.
TheAmericanAcademyof Arts and LettersKatherine Anne Porter Award is a biennial award given to an outstanding writer of prose. It comes a prize of $20,000.The academys literary awards honor both established and emerging authors of fiction, nonfiction and poetry and will be presented May 17 inNew York City.