- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 12, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - Edward Albee has received another top literary honor.

The playwright won the Edward MacDowell Medal for outstanding achievement in his field. The MacDowell Colony, a leading artist colony, announced the award Tuesday.

Albee, known for such plays as “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “A Delicate Balance,” has won three Pulitzer Prizes and three Tony Awards.

Previous winners of the MacDowell medal include Merce Cunningham, Thornton Wilder and Leonard Bernstein.