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.