Posted on 03/26/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The Whiting Foundation honors ten emerging fiction and nonfiction writers and grants each of them $50,000.
Past recipients — including Ocean Vuong, Colson Whitehead, and Tracy K. Smith — have gone on to gain considerable acclaim.
So take note of this year's winners so you can say you read them first (or, well, read them early):
Fiction: Genevieve Sly Crane, Andrea Lawlor, and Ling Ma
Nonfiction: Jaquira Díaz and Jia Tolentino
Poetry: Aria Aber, Diannely Antigua, Jake Skeets, and Genya Turovskaya
Drama: Will Arbery
Check out the Whiting Awards’ current winner page for excerpts, praise, and more about each of the honorees.
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