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Eight Writers Awarded Prestigous Windham Campbell Literary Prizes At Yale

Courtesy Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

The Windham-Campbell literary festival is going on in New Haven this week. Eight writers from around the globe are being honored, having been surprised with prestigious awards that grant them $150,000 each. Here are the voices of a few of them—John Vaillant, Aminatta Forna, and Nadeem Aslam—speaking about their prizewinning work:

The Windham Campbell Prizes are awarded to English language writers in fiction, nonfiction, and drama. The other five winners were from three other countries—including the U.S.— they are, Sam Holcroft, Noelle Janaczewska, Jim Krayss, Kia Corthron,  and Pankaj Mishra.

Mark is a former All Things Considered host and former senior editor with WSHU.
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