At the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2016 awards ceremony on May 18, Alan Gurganus presented Matthew Null with the Rome Fellowship, citing him as “the youngest person alive who can still enchant in an unfashionable language called The Nineteenth Century.” J.D. McClatchy recognized Anthony Marra with the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award, calling The Tsar of Love and Techno “downright breathtaking.”