I received this very sober email in my inbox last night, disguising the most thrilling news:

The Modern Language Association will award the Morton N. Cohen Award for a Distinguished Edition of Letters to Martha Dow Fehsenfeld, Lois More Overbeck, George Craig, and Dan Gunn for The Letters of Samuel Beckett, Volume 1: 1929-1940; receiving honorable mention is Vincent van Gogh–The Letters: The Complete Illustrated and Annotated Edition, edited by Leo Jansen, Hans Luijten, and Nienke Bakker. Please click here to read the full press release.

This is the most prestigious current academic prize for an edition of letters. Huge congratulations to our own Dan Gunn, of course, but also to the 50+ AUP students who have worked with him on the letters over the years (all of whom are acknowledged in the first or second volumes).