Posted on June 7, 2023 at 11:03 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Congratulations to Abraham Verghese for being chosen as the 2023 Writer in the World Prize winner!

The award, established in just the past few years, grants $20,000 to a writer "whose life’s work embodies a rare combination of literary talent and moral imagination, helping us to better understand the world and our place in it."

Verghese fits that criteria as a writer who uses his experience as a physician to explore the link "between healing, the humanities, and storytelling," per the prize website.

His most recent book, The Covenant of Water, is a family saga, set along the coast of southern India, under the shadow of a curse: each generation features at least one drowning death.

Among its many honors already is the selection for Oprah Winfrey's book club.

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