Posted on 03/23/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Eight writers just received the call of a lifetime.

The 2021 Windham Campbell Prize, which awards an unrestricted grant of $165,000 to each of its winners, was announced yesterday.

And unlike other literary prizes, the recipients have no idea they’re under consideration until they’re told that they’ve won; one, in fact, told the Guardian that when she saw an email from prize organizers, she thought she was being invited to present a prize.

Congratulations to the following writers!

See why each recipient was chosen on the Windham Campbell Prize page, and check out their websites to learn more about them.

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