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Whiting Writers Awards

Five fiction writers, three poets, a playwright and one nonfiction writer earned Whiting Writers Awards this week, which come with a hefty prize of $50,000. The winners were recognized for talent and potential; past winners include Denis Johnson, Colson Whitehead, Jeffrey Eugenides and Kim Edwards.

Berlinski_2 This year's winners include Mischa Berlinski (right), whose novel Fieldwork BtC has praised more than a few times.

Other winners:

Fiction: Laleh Khadivi, Manuel Munoz, Benjamin Percy, Lysley Tenorio

Plays: Dael Orlandersmith

Nonfiction: Donovan Hohn

Poetry: Rick Hilles, Douglas Kearney, Julie Sheehan

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