SFWA has announced that Joanna Russ (1937-2011) and Stanley Schmidt, 71, are the recipients of the 2015 Solstice Awards. The awards will be presented during the Nebula Awards Weekend in Chicago, IL, May 4-7, 2015.
The award, created in 2008 and given at the discretion of the SFWA president with the majority approval of the Board of Directors, is for individuals, living or dead, who have had “a significant impact on the science fiction or fantasy landscape. It is especially meant to recognize the non-authorial figures in the industry, who are all too often taken for granted in regards to lifetime achievement.” The Solstice Awards have most recently been awarded to Carl Sagan, Ginjer Buchanan, Octavia E. Butler, John Clute, Tom Doherty, Terri Windling, and Donald A. Wollheim.
For more, see the SFWA website.