Literary News

Congratulations to the winners of  one of the world’s most prestigious literary prizes! They were  awarded the highly coveted Windham- Campbell prize. For article see:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/toronto-author-andre-alexis-awarded-one-of-worlds-richest-literary-prizes/article34150425/?utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=S

The winners are as follows: Andre Alexis and Erna Brodber for fiction; Maya Jasanoff and Ashleigh Young for nonfiction; Ali Cobby Eckerman and Carolyn Forche for poetry, and Marina Carr and Ike Holter for drama. For article see: http://news.yale.edu/2017/03/01/yale-awards-eight-writers-165000-windham-campbell-prizes .

The Windham-Campbell awards approximately $165,000 (U.S. dollars) to each recipient, not for one work, but rather the body of work they each have created. For biography of each see: http://windhamcampbell.org/.

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The 2017 recipients of the Windham-Campbell Prizes are (top row, left to right) Marina Carr, André Alexis, Ashleigh Young, Ali Cobby Eckermann, (bottom row) Ike Holter, Erna Brodber, Maya Jasanoff, and Carolyn Forché.

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Also, the National Book Critics Circle Awards will be awarded in a ceremony on March 16. http://www.bookcritics.org/ Congratulations to all the nominees, which are:

Fiction:

LaRose by Louise Erdich

Moonglow CD: A Novel by Michael Chabon

Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Criticism

Looking For The Stranger: Albert Camus And The Life Of A Literary Classic by Alice Kaplan

Against Everything: Essays by Mark Greif

Am I Alone Here by Peter Orner

The Lonely City: Adventures In The Art Of Being Alone by Olivia Laing

White Rage by Carol Anderson

Poetry

House Of Lords And Commons: Poems by Ishion Hutchinson

Blackacre: Poems by Monica Youn

Works And Days by Bernadette Mayer

Olio by Tyehimba Jess

At The Foundling Hospital: Poems by Robert Pinsky

General Nonfiction

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Stamped From The Beginning: The Definitive History Of Racist Ideas In America by Ibram X Kendi

Writing To Save A Life: The Louis Till File by John Edgar Wideman

Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam And The Memory Of War by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Dark Money: The Hidden History Of The Billionaire Behind The Rise Of The Radical Right by Jane Mayer

Biography

Guilty Thing: A Life Of Thomas De Quincey by Frances Wilson

Black Elk: The Life Of An American Visionary by Joe Jackson

Moscow Nights: The Van Cliburn Story – How One Man And His Piano Transformed The Cold War by Nigel Cliff

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin

Krazy: George Herriman, A Life In Black And White by Michael Tisserand

Memoir/ Autobiography

The Return: Fathers, Sons And The Land In Between by Hisham Matar

In Gratitude by Jenny Diski

The Song Poet: A Memoir Of My Father by Kao Kalia Yang

The Iceberg by Marion Coutts

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Good luck to all the nominees!

 

 

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