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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

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