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Prize honors English-language writers around the world

  • Sebastian Partogi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 15 2019   /  03:18 am

Visionary: Korean-American playwright Young Jean-lee. Specializing in avant-garde theater, she won the 2019 Windham-Campbell Prizes in the drama category. (Courtesy of Blaine Davis)The 2019 edition of the annual Windham-Campbell Prizes has honored eight English-language literary writers across various genres and ethnicities representing different parts of the world for their endeavors in enriching the global English-language literary scene.Administered by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University in the United States, the winners were announced on March 13 in the Stationer’s Hall, London, in conjunction with the London Book Fair, which took place from March 12 to 14.Eight winners for the prize’s four categories each receive US$165,000 to support their writing.The 2019 winners are Danielle McLaughlin (Ireland) and David Chariandy (Canada) in the fiction cat...