9 authors and playwrights receive $150K Yale prize

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Associated Press

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 4 at 10:05 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Yale University has announced nine winners of the Windham Campbell Prize, a new literary award worth $150,000 for each recipient.

Winners include James Salter, best known for his novella "A Sport and a Pastime," and playwright Naomi Wallace. The awards honor "outstanding achievement" for emerging and established writers. Three winners were announced for each of three categories: fiction, nonfiction and drama.

Other recipients were fiction writers Zoe Wicomb and Tom McCarthy; nonfiction writers Adina Hoffman, Jeremy Scahill and Jonny Steinberg; and playwrights Stephen Adly Guirgis and Tarell Alvin McCraney.

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