Tag Archive for Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner – Tom Robbins

Author Tom Robbins wins Willamette Writers Lifetime Achievement Award 2015

In 2001, Tom Robbins won our Distinguished NW Writer Award. With the publication last year of his memoir, Tibetan Peach Pie, the Willamette Writers board felt it was finally time to award him our Lifetime Achievement Award as well. Because, as everyone knows, the memoir makes the man. OK. Not really… What makes Tom Robbins the…

We Will Miss You, Ivan Doig

Ivan Doig smiling

Willamette Writers was saddened to hear of the death of award-winning novelist and non-fiction writer Ivan Doig. From This House of Sky to Sweet Thunder, Mr. Doig proved his mastery of language and storytelling. He never considered himself a “Western” writer, despite his stories taking place in the American West. He felt that writing, though…