Lifetime Achievement Award Winner – Tom Robbins

Author Tom Robbins wins Willamette Writers' Lifetime Achievement Award

Author Tom Robbins

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 man is his incredible wit, his ineffable storytelling, and his talent for creating characters that we all wish we could be.

What makes him the recipient of the Willamette Writers’ Lifetime Achievement Award is his amazing ability to capture the human spirit in all of its forms over the span of decades–his own included.

He is a man without comparison, and a writer without equal.

Congratulations, Tom Robbins, on winning the Lifetime Achievement Award from Willamette Writers!

For even more Tom Robbins fun, check out The Author’s Road interview with him.

TibetanPeachPie pb cFrom his bio:

TOM ROBBINS, internationally known for his offbeat yet popular fiction, is the author of nine seriocomic novels, all of which are still in print, including the underground classic Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (which was made into a major motion picture in 1994); a children’s book about beer, and a recent memoir. His best-sellers have been published in more than twenty foreign countries, and his stories and essays have appeared in publications ranging from Esquire to Life, Harper’s to Playboy.

Robbins was named by Writer’s Digest as one of the 100 Best Writers of the Twentieth Century, but claims his greatest honor was when Italy’s leading literary critic called him “the most dangerous writer in the world today.” Born in North Carolina, reared in Virginia, he has lived in and around Seattle since 1962.

The winners of the Annual Awards are chosen by the Willamette Writers Board each spring. The 2015 award winners will be honored during a Gala Awards Event at the Willamette Writers Conference on August 8th, 2015. For more information, and to purchase tickets, contact wilwrite[at]willamettewriters[dot]com or (503) 305-6729.

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