Adrian Miller will receive the 12th Annual Literati Award from the Friends of the Southern Methodist University Libraries! The Literati Award honors “an individual who uses the written word to advance the ideals of creativity, conviction, innovation and scholarship and who have had a significant impact on culture and the community through their work.”
Miller will receive the award at the Table of Contents event will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the Fondren Centennial Reading Room on the SMU Campus at 6 p.m.
“I’m so grateful to get this prestigious award,” Miller said. “I’m humbled by the company I’m keeping with past award recipients. What a group of amazing people. I can’t wait to share stories from Black Smoke at the Table of Contents event. Thank you to the Friends of SMU Libraries for bestowing this honor upon me.”
Past Literati award recipients include (the year indicates SMU alums):
2010 Jim Hart ’69, screenwriter
2011 Former First Lady Laura Bush ’68
2012 Marsh Terry ’53, ’54, noted author and beloved SMU professor
2013 Lee Cullum ’61, journalist
2014 Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison
2015 Willard Spiegelman, author and SMU professor
2016 Darwin Payne ’68, journalist, historian and SMU professor
2017 Rena Pederson, author and journalist
2018 Skip Hollandsworth, author and journalist
2019 Jim Lehrer, author and journalist
2020 Laura Wilson, photographer and author
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