The Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement, created by a generous gift from Vicki and Patrick Stone '74, honors a major American author who has created a body of critically acclaimed literary work and has been - in tradition of creative writing at OSU - a dedicated mentor to succeeding generations of young writers.

The 2012 winner of Oregon State University's Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement is celebrated author and National Book Award winner, Joyce Carol Oates. 

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