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Windham-Campbell Prize recipients announced

In the US, the recipients of the 2021 Windham-Campbell Prizes, worth US$165,000 (A$213,000) each, have been announced.

This year’s recipients are US playwrights Michael R Jackson and Nathan Alan Davis for drama, US author Renee Gladman and Canadian–Trinidadian novelist Dionne Brand for fiction, Canadian–Saint Lucian poet Canisia Lubrin and US poet Natalie Scenters-Zapico for poetry, and US critic and memoirist Vivian Gornick and British–Dutch translator and author Kate Briggs for nonfiction.

‘Through original and intensely moving work that challenges what we think we know about genre and style, these extraordinary writers cast a forensic eye on the issues that make us human: our identity, our history, our cultural and political experiences,’ said Windham-Campbell Prizes director Mike Kelleher. ‘We are incredibly proud to recognize and celebrate such exceptional literary talent.’

Melbourne-based writer and academic Maria Tumarkin was one of the winners of the 2020 Windham Campbell Prize.


Category: International news