October 5th, 2003
James Nicoll has found what might be the most specific literary award in the business:
I don't about meaningful but I think I've found a winner for specific: There is a prize for best female writer in mid-career, the Marion Engle Award. No, I don't know how they determine how long the writer will stay in the business. I think, although the description does not specify, that the writer must be Canadian.
There is one for the men, too.
As more than one poster noted later in the thread, this conjures up images of an especially long-lived winner getting a letter from the award committee, demanding the award back because it turns out they had rewarded her for work done in her "early period."