UW–Madison’s Lynda Barry has been honored with Oregon State University’s Stone Award for literary achievement.

Barry is an associate professor of interdisciplinary creativity and holds the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in the School of Education’s Art Department.

Barry is scheduled to be honored on the Oregon State University campus on April 29, 2021, with a virtual appearance possible.

The Stone Award comes with a cash prize of $20,000. Previous winners have included Colson Whitehead (last year’s honoree winner) plus Joyce Carol Oates, Tobias Wolff, and Rita Dove.

The Stone Award is one of the largest prizes of its kind given by an American university. It was established in 2011 by Patrick and Vicki Stone to spotlight Oregon State’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film.