Perhaps for many of us the title of Master was one we always felt Gene deserved, award or not, but it's nice when these things become official. I'm a bit off on reporting this, due to some time away from the webs last week (a special thank you to walking pneumonia for keeping me secluded from the rest of the world), but I still wanted to post it here.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have named Gene Wolfe the 2012 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master. There are a bunch of wonderful quotes and by Wolfe and others on the the SFWA website. If you've missed it for some reason, be sure to read through it. It's definitely a most fitting award for Gene's accomplishments as a writer.