2019 Prize Recipients

Danielle McLaughlin

Fiction

Danielle McLaughlin

Ireland
Kwame Dawes

Poetry

Kwame Dawes

United States/Jamaica/Ghana
Patricia Cornelius

Drama

Patricia Cornelius

Australia
Raghu Karnad

Nonfiction

Raghu Karnad

India
David Chariandy

Fiction

David Chariandy

Canada
Young Jean Lee

Drama

Young Jean Lee

United States
Ishion Hutchinson

Poetry

Ishion Hutchinson

Jamaica
Rebecca Solnit

Nonfiction

Rebecca Solnit

United States

Why I Write

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We are thrilled to support these events with @edmunddewaal in Venice this week!
Our good friend @mrdamianbarr of @damianbarrliterarysalon with @cheemobile reading from #youwillbesafehere @greenlightbklyn
Last night was an ideal spring night in New York as we hosted a preview party for media and influencers to meet @WindhamCampbell Prize recipient Helon Habila and give them an advance copy of his new novel, TRAVELERS (@w.w.norton), which everyone will be talking about this summer ⤴️link in bio to pre-order). It all happened @apublicspace with catering from @greenegrape.
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2019 Prize Announcement