Arkansas writer Mara Leveritt is the recipient of the 2014 Porter Fund Literary Prize.
The Porter Prize is presented annually to an Arkansas writer who has accomplished a substantial and impressive body of work that merits enhanced recognition. Past winners of the Porter Prize include Donald Harington, Morris Arnold and Kevin Brockmeier.
The $2,000 prize makes it one of the state's most lucrative as well as prestigious literary awards. Eligibility requires an Arkansas connection.
Leveritt will be honored at an award ceremony on Oct. 16 at the Main Library's Darragh Center in Little Rock. The Porter Prize and the Booker Worthen Literary Prize will be given out in the same evening. The event is free and open to the public