Posted on 09/24/2021 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
If you’re not familiar with the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, that actually seems fitting.
The award, according to the founders, was created to honor the great (but often overlooked) author of The 42nd Parallel, 1919, and The Big Money.
The winner will be announced in October; they receive $2,000 and the opportunity to give a reading at Longwood University (the administrator of the award) in spring 2022.
Previous winners, who in some cases are no longer overlooked, include Colson Whitehead, Annie Proulx, and Tom Wolfe.
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