Reader Sastra has informed me that Christopher Hitchens is scheduled to receive the Richard Dawkins award from the Atheist Alliance of America this October in Houston, Texas:
The Richard Dawkins Award has been presented annually since 2003 to notable individuals for their work on behalf of promoting atheism and freethought around the world. Past recipients include Susan Jacoby, Bill Maher, Penn and Teller, Julia Sweeney, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Daniel Dennett, Ann Druyan, and James Randi.
This year, Richard Dawkins himself will present AAA’s Richard Dawkins Award to Christopher Hitchens, who may accept in person or in absentia as his schedule permits.
The last sentence is very sad.
UPDATE: I note with pleasure, however, that Hitchens is still turning in his weekly column on Slate.