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

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Festival planning
A packed house at the @ateneoveneto for our panel Tales of Exile with WCP recipients @edmunddewaal #helonhabila #daniellemclaughlin plus #lisaappignanesi #sabinescholl #lauraforti and @imichaelkelleher
‪Prize director @imichaelkelleher and @lori_inc conjure Truman Capote and Donald Windham‬
WCP recipient @edmunddewaal tells us about his library of exile with 2015 recipient Helon Habila, 2019 recipient Danielle McLaughlin and prize director @imichaelkelleher

2019 Prize Announcement