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Claire Vaye Watkins Wins Dylan Thomas Prize

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Posted 11.13.13 by Prize Reporter

Fiction writer Claire Vaye Watkins has been named the winner of the 2013 Dylan Thomas Prize. She receives the £30,000 (approximately $48,000) award for Battleborn, her debut short story collection.

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Academy Extends Whitman Award Deadline

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Posted 11.8.13 by Prize Reporter

The New York City–based Academy of American Poets has extended the deadline for its annual Walt Whitman Award until December 1. The award includes a cash prize of $5,000 and publication for a first book of poetry.

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Mozambican Author Wins Neustadt Prize

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Posted 11.5.13 by Prize Reporter

Poet and fiction writer Mia Couto of Mozambique has won the 2014 Neustadt Prize for Literature. The $50,000 prize is given internationally for lifetime achievement.

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Hurston/Wright Deadline Approaches

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Posted 10.31.13 by Prize Reporter

Submissions are currently open for the annual Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Awards. The prizes are given to published poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers of African descent.

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Bennett Sims Wins Bard Fiction Prize

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Posted 10.28.13 by Prize Reporter

Author Bennett Sims has been selected to receive the 2014 Bard Fiction Prize. Given annually to an emerging writer for a book of innovative fiction, the prize includes a $30,000 cash award and an appointment as writer-in-residence at Bard College for one semester.

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Ten Emerging Writers Receive Whiting Awards

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Posted 10.22.13 by Prize Reporter

The Whiting Writers’ Awards, given annually by the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation to ten emerging writers who show “exceptional talent and promise in early career,” were announced on Monday. Each writer will receive the $50,000. 

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National Book Award Finalists Announced

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Posted 10.18.13 by Prize Reporter

The National Book Foundation announced the finalists for its annual National Book Awards this week. The selection of finalists follows last month’s longlist announcement, the first time in the foundation’s sixty-four-year history that such a list has been published.

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Eleanor Catton, 28, Becomes Youngest Booker Prize Winner

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Posted 10.16.13 by Prize Reporter

Eleanor Catton was awarded the Man Booker Prize on Tuesday for The Luminaries, an epic novel set in nineteenth-century New Zealand. Catton, twenty-eight, is the youngest person to ever receive the prize.

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Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize

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Posted 10.10.13 by Prize Reporter

Canadian short story writer Alice Munro has won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. Munro, eighty-two, is the first Canadian writer and only the thirteenth woman to win the award.

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Man Booker Prize Announces Global Expansion

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Posted 10.8.13 by Prize Reporter

Starting next year, the London–based Man Booker Prize—whose 2013 winner will be announced next week—will be expanded to include all books written in English.

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