George R. R. Martin and Tor publisher Tom Doherty are being presented the Harris Collection Literary Award today, October 23, at Brown University in Providence, RI. They are the first recipients of the new award celebrating the influence of literature in popular culture.
The award is named for Caleb Fiske Harris, Brown class of 1838, who assembled a collection of over 5,000 works of poetry, drama and early American history. After his death in 1881 it was bought by a relative and eventually bequeathed to the university.
[Via Locus Online.]