Posts Tagged: Whiting Awards

What to Read When You’re a Whiting Award Winner

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The 2018 Whiting Awards winners share books that have inspired them, plus a giveaway!

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This Week in Essays: Whiting Awards Edition

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The 2017 Whiting Award winners were announced today. The award gives ten emerging writers of fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry a significant cash infusion ($50,000). Previous award winners include Jeffrey Eugenides, David Foster Wallace, Denis Johnson, Mary Karr, and Elif Batuman.  For this edition of This Week in Essays, we are linking to work by the 2017 award winners. Congratulations […]

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More Money, More Problems

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What happens when writers suddenly face a windfall? Bad things. That’s why the Whiting Awards include a financial planning workshop for winners. Winners of the 2016 Whiting Awards each received $50,000. For authors who are struggling as freelancers or adjunct professors, that is a huge influx of cash. At the New York Times, Sarah Lyall catches up with […]

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