In recent years the committee has also included drama specialists from each university.
Those eligible for the award are authors, critics, or reviewers who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and whose works are published in books, newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals, or in electronic form, or broadcast on television or radio programs.
Nathan was romantically linked with numerous actresses throughout his career.
His most famous amour was Lillian Gish, who may have broken off the relationship when she learned of his Jewishness.
Although the selection committee will make an effort to review publications in which eligible work may appear, any author or publisher may submit eligible entries for the award to the appropriate members of the selection committee whose names and addresses are listed below.
The deadline for receipt of nominations is September 1, 2019.* Newspaper and magazine submissions should comprise no more than a dozen articles and include the date and (if appropriate) the name of the publication where the entries appeared.
A satirical poem of the day, "Mencken, Nathan and God," summed up their particular hold on the literate public of the 20s. He settled into a bachelor's apartment at New York's Royalton Hotel.
He remained there for forty-five years, the rooms gradually filling with books and manuscripts.
Nathan's maternal grandfather was one of the founders of this frontier trading post.
Two of Nathan's maternal uncles were to influence his career as a drama critic.