- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 27, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - Ten emerging writers have each received a $50,000 boost and a prestigious award.

The Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation announced Wednesday that three poets, three fiction writers, three nonfiction writers and one playwright have been named recipients of the Whiting Writers’ Award, given for “exceptional talent and promise in early career.”

Past winners of the prizes founded in 1985 include Jonathan Franzen, Michael Cunningham and Justin Cronin.