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The Whiting Writers Awards

Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners, past and future, are hidden in the judges choices.  The award is given in the categories of: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, playwright.

Whiting Writers Awards

Whiting Writers' Awards - Ten new writers have each been awarded honors  as winners of the 18th annual (year 2002) Whiting Writers' Awards for "exceptional talent and promise."  Each emerging writer received $35,000

2002 | 2001 | 2000 | Previous Winners

The Whiting Writers' Awards are given to encourage exceptionally promising emerging talent. The recipients are chosen by a committee of writers, literary scholars, and editors. There is no application process.
Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, 22nd floor, New York, NY 10036. (212) 336-2138. Kellye Rosenheim, Associate Director.

Winners 2002

Winners 2001:

Judy Blunt Nonfiction Breaking Clean A Memoir | Hardcover

Joel Brouwer Poetry Exactly What Happened | Paperback

Emily Carter Fiction Glory Goes and Gets Some A Short Story Collection | Hardcover | Paperback

Kathleen Finneran Nonfiction The Tender Land: A Family Love Story A Memoir | Hardcover

Matthew Klam Fiction Sam The Cat and Other Stories | Hardcover | Paperback

Brighde Mullins Playwright Monkey in the Middle, Fire Eater, Topographical Eden, Pathological Venus, and Baby

Akhil Sharma, Fiction, for An Obedient Father Hardcover | Paperback

Jason Sommer Poetry Lifting the Stone and Other People's Troubles | Hardcover | Paperback

Samrat Upadhyay Fiction Arresting God in Kathmandu | Paperback

John Wray Fiction The Right Hand of Sleep | Hardcover

Winners 2000:

Andrew X Pham  Nonfiction Catfish and Mandala  Also, on the Guardian First Book Awards shortlist 2000.

Claude Wilkinson for his poetry

Colson Whitehead for The Intuitionist | Paperback

John McManus Fiction Writer

Lily King Fiction Writer

Samantha Gillison  Fiction Writer

Robert Cohen  Fiction Writer

James Thomas Stevens  Poet

Albert Mobilio Poet

Kelly Stuart Playwright

Previous Winners include:

Jonathan Franzen National Book Awards Winner 2001 for The Corrections | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | Audio CD | Adobe e-book | Microsoft e-book | Audio Book 

Michael Cunningham Pulitzer Prize, PEN/Faulkner  The Hours - I thoroughly enjoyed this book

Tony Kushner Pulitzer Prize for drama 1993 Angels in America (Paperback) : A Gay Fantasia on National Themes : Part One : Millennium Approaches

Jorie Graham Pulitzer Prize for Poetry  1996 The Dream of the Unified Field

Alice McDermott National Book Award for Charming Billy | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette

Kent Haruf American Book Sense of The Year finalist Plainsong

Mary Karr PEN/Martha Albrand Award  The Liar's Club: A Memoir

Stanley Crouch Nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award

Mona Simpson Guggenheim grant and the Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University

David Foster Wallace Lannan Award for Fiction

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