May 22, 2021
Some scholars toil away their lives, humbly adding their mote to the supply of human knowledge. Then there was Selma Barkham. “She was responsible for finding out something about Newfoundland that nobody had ever known,” says Annie Proulx. A fine writer–The Shipping News, Brokeback Mountain–tells the story of an extraordinary scholar. Presented with the American Academy of Arts and Letters.