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2010 Winners

2011 Winners

Michael Nye, Patsy Sasek, and Frederick Williams

Award Ceremony

You are Invited to Celebrate
with Honored Awardees,
Friends, and Guests

Sunday, October 30, 2011
2:00 p.m.
Central Library Auditorium

Refreshments will be served.

Arts & Letters Award

First presented in 1972, the Arts and Letters Awards are presented annually by the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library to recognize and celebrate achievement by individuals who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in the arts and letters. Honorees include artists, writers, musicians, educators, community leaders, and entertainers whose dedication and devotion to their chosen fields have served to enrich the cultural and spiritual life of San Antonio.

2000 Winners

2000

  • Steven Stoli
  • Dr. Jacques Barzun

2005

  • Diane Gonzales Bertrand
  • Steven G. Kellman
  • Jamie Maverick

2001

  • Bill Bristow
  • Carmen Tafolla

2006

  • Jasmina Wellinghoff
  • Kenneth (Ken) Frazier
  • Paula Allen

2002

  • Lewis Fisher
  • Mike Greenberg

2008

  • Cary Clack

2003

  • Lyn Belisle
  • Richard Rosen
  • Maria Watson Pfeiffer

2009

  • Tom Masinter
  • Dr. Felix D. Almaraz, Jr.

2004

  • Rick Riordan
  • Kathy Vargas
  • Joan Christenson
2010
  • Diane and Rick Malone
  • Vasquez Y. Sanchez

1990 Winners

1991

  • Wendy Barker
  • Mary Ann Noona Guerra
  • Garth Williams
  • Tommy Lee Jones

1996

  • Harding Black
  • Sandra Cisneros
  • Barbara Stanush

1993

  • George Cisneros
  • Naomi Shihab Nye

1997

  • Rosita Fernandez
  • Sterling Houston 
  • Cecilia Steinfeldt

1994

  • Marion Oettinger, Jr.
  • Christopher Wilkins

1998

  • J. David Bowen
  • J. Jay, Max Lucado

1995

  • Everett Fly
  • Jesse Trevino

1999

  • Brother Cletus Behlmann
  • Jay Brandon 
  • Small World (Kyle Keener, Polly Harrison)

1980 Winners

1980

  • Dan H. Laurence

1983

  • O'Neil Ford

1986

  • Theron Kirk

1981

  • Carmen Perry

1984

San Antonio Writers: Reneta Byrne
Rosemary Catacalos, Blair Corning, Nan Cuba, Olga Davis, Alice Evett, Mary Fisher, Jean Flynn, John Leeper, Holland McCombs, Eugene McKinney, H. M. Mason, Bryce Milligan, Art Munoz, Joe Carroll Rust, Ricardo Sanchez, Patricia Lynn Spears, Claude Stanush

1987

  • Maureen Halligan
  • Ronald Ibbs

1982

  • Margaret Cousins

1985

  • Dr. Amy Freeman Lee



1970 Winners Winners

1972

  • Janette Sebring Lowrey

1975 

  • John Igo

1978 

  • Josefina Niggli

1973 

  • T. R. Fehrenbach

1976

  • Jack Kent

1979 

  • Camilla Campbell

1974 

  • Dorothy Loder

1977 

  • Robert Flynn