World-renowned author, poet and actress Dr. Maya Angelou will be awarded the Norman Mailer Center & Writers Colony’s lifetime achievement award.

Angelou received the National Book Foundation’s 2013 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community earlier this month.

The award was the creative’s first major prize. 

From Colorlines:

Best known for her influential autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” which paved the way for generations of writers to explore issues of race, gender, and sexual violence, Angelou published her seventh autobiography titled “Mom & Me & Mom” this year at age 85.

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Author Junot Díaz will also be honored with the writing award this year.

Arguably one of, if not the best literary agents of our time.

Congratulations to Maya Angelou!

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