The Eudora Welty Society has announced Harriet Pollack is the 2008 recipient of the Phoenix Award. This is an award given on occasion to an individual whose contributions to Welty Studies has been exceptional. Pollack is recognized by the Society as "a major shaping voice in all things Weltean" for two important edited collections of essays, including Eudora Welty and Politics: Did the Writer Crusade? co-edited by Suzanne Marrs. Pollack is also the co-editor of the upcoming book Emmett Till in Literary Memory and Imagination to be published by LSU Press in January 2008.