Posted on 04/01/2019 at 08:00 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:

Read how these writers reacted to winning a Windham-Campbell Prize in the Guardian.

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Awards, The Guardian

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