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Congratulations to the 2017 Prize Recipients

The director of the Windham-Campbell Prizes at Yale University made the call of a lifetime to eight unsuspecting writers this week, and informed them that they will be recognized with a $165,000 individual prize to support their writing. This year’s recipients of one of the world’s richest literature prizes for the first time include poets, alongside writers of fiction, nonfiction, and drama. The awards will be conferred in September at an international literary festival at Yale, celebrating the honored writers and introducing them to new audiences.

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2016 Windham-Campbell Prize Recipients

The 2016 Windham-Campbell prize recipients at the prize ceremony on September 19, 2016.

Watch highlights from the 2016 Windham-Campbell Prize Festival here, including a clip from Patti Smith's keynote lecture, panel discussions, and prize recipient readings.

Hilton Als, Stanley Crouch, Helen Garner, Tessa Hadley, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, C. E. Morgan, Hannah Moscovitch, and Abbie Spallen read at the 2016 Windham-Campbell Prizes Festival.

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2016 Prizewinners

The Windham-Campbell Prizes at Yale University today announced this year’s nine prize recipients, who are honored for their literary achievements or their potential. The writers–who hail from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, India, and Ireland–were chosen in three categories: fiction, nonfiction, and drama. 

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Watch highlights from the 2015 Windham-Campbell Prize Festival here, including Hilton Als's keynote lecture and readings by the Prizewinners. 

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2015 Windham-Campbell Lecture by Hilton Als

Hilton Als delivers the Windham-Campbell Lecture at Sprague Hall, Yale University, on September 28, 2015. Introduced by James Bundy, Dean of the Yale School of Drama and Artistic Director of the Yale Repertory Theater. The lecture will be the first publication in a new series by Yale University Press called “Why I Write.”

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Why Write?

The 2015 Windham-Campbell Prize winners answer the question, “Why Write?”

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Ivan Vladislavić

Windham-Campbell Prize winner Ivan Vladislavić reads from his book Portrait with Keys at the 2015 Prize Festival.

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Geoff Dyer

Windham-Campbell Prize winner Geoff Dyer reads from an unpublished essay about Jackson Pollock at the 2015 Prize Festival. 

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Edmund de Waal

Windham-Campbell Prize winner Edmund de Waal reads from his book The White Road at the 2015 Prize Festival.

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