Skip to Content

University Libraries - Thomas Cooper Medal

Recipients of the Thomas Cooper Medal for Distinction in the Arts and Sciences:

1995                       Pat Conroy

1996                       Joseph Heller

1997                       James Dickey

1998                       John Updike

1999                       Matthew J. Bruccoli

2000                       William Styron

2001                       Ray Bradbury

2002                       George Plimpton

2003                       John Jakes

2004                       Derek Walcott

2005                       Joyce Carol Oates

2006                       Edward Albee   

2007                       Norman Mailer

2008                       Janette Turner Hospital

2011                       Larry McMurtry

2012                       W.S. Merwin

2013                       Elmore Leonard

2014                       Billy Collins

2015                       Doris Kearns Goodwin

2016                       Henry Louis Gates, Anita Lobel

2017                       Ron Rash