The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced its 2012 award recipients. Among those recognized are:
- Pete Seeger ’40, the folk singer, recipient of the Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts; read an excerpt from New Yorker writer Alec Wilkinson’s recent book-length portrait.
- Poet Frederick Seidel ’57, and Adam Hochschild ’63, author of several books, including King Leopold’s Ghost (about the Belgian colonization of the Congo, a National Book Critics Circle award finalist)—both recipients of Arts and Letters Awards in Literature; read a review of Seidel’s recent collected poems by Adam Kirsch ’97.
- Roger Angell ’42, the New Yorker’s long-time fiction editor, baseball correspondent, and light-verse master (notably the year-end, full-page “Greetings, Friends!” poems), recipient of the Michael Braude Award for Light Verse; read an excerpt from Angell’s memoir.