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:

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: .

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:


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.


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


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


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


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


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!