Morton N. Cohen Award for a Distinguished Edition of Letters Winners


  • R. K. R. Thornton, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Catherine Phillips, University of Cambridge, for The Collected Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins, volumes 1 and 2: Correspondence (Oxford Univ. Press, 2013)
  • Honorable mention: Constance Jordan, Claremont Graduate University, for Reason and Imagination: The Selected Correspondence of Learned Hand (Oxford Univ. Press, 2013)


  • Roger Kuin, York University, for The Correspondence of Sir Philip Sidney, 2 volumes (Oxford Univ. Press, 2012)


  • Martha Dow Fehsenfeld, Emory University; Lois More Overbeck, Emory University; George Craig, University of Sussex; and Dan Gunn, American University of Paris; for The Letters of Samuel Beckett, Volume 1: 1929–1940 (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009)
  • Honorable mention: Leo Jansen, Amsterdam; Hans Luijten, Amsterdam; and Nienke Bakker, Amsterdam; for Vincent van Gogh—The Letters: The Complete Illustrated and Annotated Edition (Van Gogh Museum, Huygens Inst., Mercatorfonds, 2009)


  • William G. Holzberger, Bucknell University, for The Letters of George Santayana, Book Seven, 1941–1947 and Book Eight, 1948–1952 (MIT Press, 2007, 2008)


  • John Kelly, Oxford University, and Ronald Schuchard, Emory University, for The Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats, volume 4 (Oxford Univ. Press, 2005)


  • Robert J. Bertholf, State University of New York, Buffalo, and Albert Gelpi, Stanford University, for The Letters of Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov (Stanford Univ. Press, 2004)


  • Michael B. Frank, University of California, Berkeley, and Harriet Elinor Smith, University of California, Berkeley, for Mark Twain’s Letters: Volume 6, 1874–1875 (Univ. of California Press, 2002)


  • Albert J. Devlin, University of Missouri, Columbia, and Nancy Marie Patterson Tischler, Emerita, Penn State University, University Park, for The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams: Volume 1, 1920–1945 (New Directions, 2000)


  • Ignas Kestutis Skrupskelis, University of South Carolina, and Elizabeth M. Berkeley, for The Correspondence of William James, volume 6 (Univ. Press of Virginia, 1998)


  • Clyde de L. Ryals, Duke University, and Kenneth J. Fielding, University of Edinburgh, for The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, volumes 22–24 (Duke Univ. Press, 1995)


  • Paul Mattheisen, State University of New York, Binghamton, Arthur Young, Russell Sage College, and Pierre Coustillas, University of Lille, for The Collected Letters of George Gissing (Ohio Univ. Press, 1990–)
  • Honorable mention: Walter Sutton, Syracuse University, for Pound, Thayer, Watson, and The Dial: A Story in Letters (Univ. Press of Florida, 1994)


  • Georges Lubin, for Correspondance de George Sand (Classiques Garnier, 1964–91)


  • Frederick Burkhardt, Sydney Smith, and associates, for The Correspondence of Charles Darwin (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1985–)