The ten winners of the 2017 Whiting Awards have been announced.
Founded in 1985, the Whiting Awards are presented annually to ten promising writers in fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and drama. The prizes, sponsored by the Mrs Giles Whiting Foundation, come with a total of $50,000 shared among the winners.
Their selection process is exclusive: writers cannot apply nor can unsolicited nominations be accepted. The Foundation chooses yearly a committee of editors, writers and scholars who make the nominations and then choose the honorees.
Here are the 2017 winners and their categories.
- Clare Barron, drama.
- Jen Beagin, fiction.
- Francisco Cantú, nonfiction.
- Clarence Coo, drama.
- Kaitlyn Greenidge, fiction.
- Lisa Halliday, fiction.
- James Ijames, drama.
- Tony Tulathimutte, fiction.
- Simone White, poetry.
- Phillip B. Williams, poetry.
Congratulations to them all.
Find out more in The Paris Review.
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