Don DeLillo's new novel, Point Omega, is scheduled for publication in February by Simon & Schuster.
Sebastian Barry was awarded the James Tait Black Prize for fiction for The Secret Scripture (Faber and Faber, 2008).
David Mamet's new play, Race, opened in December at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York City.
Alan Furst's novel The Spies of Warsaw was released in paperback in June by Random House.
Jayne Anne Phillips's novel Lark and Termite was a finalist for the National Book Award.
Tom Stoppard was awarded the Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Art Association.
Robert De Niro was honored by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.