Honorary Members

SAMLA proudly extends honorary memberships to individuals for their scholarly work and professional contribution to SAMLA and to their respective fields of study. More information regarding the Honorary Member Award can be found on the Honorary Member Award page.

Previous Recipients:

Weldon Thornton Germaine Brée +
H. R. "Stoney" Stoneback Elizabeth Spencer
Joseph Flora James Dickey +
Virginia Spencer Carr + William Bennett
Enrique Ruiz-Fornells Julien Green +
W. Ronald Schuchard A.R. Ammons +
Harper Lee Charlotte Young
Sena Jeter Naslund Walker Percy +
Lieselotte Kurth William Styron +
George Mills Harper + Shelby Foote +

Lee Smith

J. William Fulbright +
Nathan Scott Andrew Lytle +
Louis D. Rubin, Jr. + Q. O. McAllister
John Dowling John G. Kunstmann +
Carlos Rojas Cleanth Brooks+
Richard J. Finneran + Erskine Caldwell +
Doris W. Betts + Katherine Anne Porter +
Maryse Condé Allen Tate +
James Still + Frank Duffey
Cormac McCarthy Francis Fergusson +
George Garrett + Maxwell A. Smith +
Reynolds Price +

C. Waller Barrett +

Maya Angelou + Jesse Stuart +
Richard Marius + Robert Penn Warren +
Annie Dillard Eudora Welty +
Wendell Berry

Helen Yakobson +

  Sergius Yakobson +

+ = Deceased


Please complete and submit the 2019 Honorary Member Nomination form.


Please contact Dan Abitz at [email protected] or 404-413-5816 with any questions.