Posted on April 1, 2019 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
No foolin’ — we want to open April and the workweek with an uplifting story.
Last month, eight authors were happily surprised with the news that they’d won a Windham-Campbell Prize, which comes with a cash award of $165,000 so that they can “focus on their work independent of financial concerns.”
Writers never know they’re under consideration until they receive the call notifying them of their victory.
This year’s honorees for the award were:
Novelist Danielle McLaughlin
Essayist Rebecca Solnit
Journalist and historian Raghu Karnad
Novelist David Chariandy
Poet Kwame Dawes
Poet Ishion Hutchinson
Playwright Patricia Cornelius
Playwright Young Jean Lee
Read how these writers reacted to winning a Windham-Campbell Prize in the Guardian.
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