Festival Staff / December 20, 2019
The Founders Award, established in 2011, honors literary achievement that has captivated our imagination and whose body of work will be an inspiration to readers, writers and booklovers. Past recipients of this coveted award are: Elmore Leonard, Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, R.L. Stine, Richard Russo, The Rock Bottom Remainders, J.A. Jance, T. C. Boyle, Billy Collins, and Luis Alberto Urrea. The Founders Award is presented at the Authors Table Dinner on the University of Arizona campus and attracts 900 patrons.