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 Hub6 min read
Open to Interpretation: The Brief Relationship of Susan Sontag and Jasper Johns
In early 1965, Susan Sontag began a relationship with Jasper Johns. Like many of the men she had affairs with, Johns was mostly gay; and as with most of the men Susan was involved with, the relationship was brief. And—as with all the men she was invo
Literary Hub3 min read
Is the Age of Automation the New Industrial Revolution?
In this episode of Keen On, Andrew talks to Carl Benedikt Frey, the co-director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment at the University of Oxford and author of The Technology Trap, about the similarities between the 19th century
Literary Hub8 min read
For Diasporic Writers, Nostalgia is a Powerful Tool For Engaging Home
The summer before my freshman year, a kind family friend gave me a crash course in cultural awakening. She loaded me up with Fuentes, Martí, and Cortázar—all names tethered to any Latin American literature syllabus worth its salt. But it was the work