Literary Hub

Get to Know the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize Winners

This year’s Windham-Campbell Festival kicks off at Yale University on September 13th, and along with a glamorous awards ceremony to honor the winners of $165,000 each grant money, there will be a keynote presentation from none other than Karl Ove Knausgaard, who will try to answer the question, “Why I write…”

This years winners, are:

FICTION

Andre Alexis · The Hidden Keys (read an excerpt here)
Erna Brodber · Nothing’s Mat

NONFICTION

Ashleigh Young · Can You Tolerate This? (read an excerpt here)
Maya Jasanoff · Liberty’s Exiles

POETRY

Ali Cobby Eckerman · Little Bit Long Time (read a poem here)
Carolyn Forché · Blue Hour

DRAMA

Marina Carr · Hecuba (read an excerpt here)
Ike Holter · Hit the Wall

Originally published in Literary Hub.

More from Literary Hub

Literary Hub8 min read
Vanishing Bees Should Not Be the New Normal
February 20 I have seen neither hide nor tail of my Hairy-footed Flower—female, nor any others of her kind, since I watched her on the snowdrops a few days ago. I know it in my heart, but it is difficult, nonetheless, to state it. She emerged too soo
Literary Hub2 min read
Jim Shepard on Why We Still Need Literary Journals
If we imagine readership as a pyramid, with perhaps the arcane and the abstruse at the top and maybe something like street signs at the bottom, we’re forced to register that that entire pyramid in America is shrinking, for any number of compelling re
Literary Hub8 min read
For Millennials, Self-Help is More About ‘We’ Than ‘Me’
Contemporary books defined as “self-help” have mostly served the Boomer generation. Millennials, and the Generation Z cohort that follows close behind, are realizing that these traditional self-help narratives—ones that focus on the development of th