• The Hub

    News, Notes, Talk

    Edwidge Danticat takes home the $100,000 Vilcek Prize in Literature.

    Katie Yee

    February 3, 2020, 11:57am

    Congratulations to author and activist Edwidge Danticat, winner of this year’s Vilcek Prize in Literature!

    The Vilcek Foundation Prizes are awarded annually to immigrants who have significantly impacted American culture and society. In 2020, the Vilcek Foundation is awarding prizes in the biomedical sciences, in literature, and for excellence in the administration of justice. The 2020 Vilcek Prize in Literature is awarded to Edwidge Danticat “for dazzling prose and profound understanding of our shared human condition embodied through her genre-spanning work that explores the Haitian diaspora and other personal narratives.” The 2020 Vilcek Prize in Literature includes a $100,000 cash award; Danticat and the other prizewinners will also be honored at an awards ceremony in New York City.

    Deep Dive: a classic review of Brother, I’m Dying.

  • Become a Lit Hub Supporting Member: Because Books Matter

    For the past decade, Literary Hub has brought you the best of the book world for free—no paywall. But our future relies on you. In return for a donation, you’ll get an ad-free reading experience, exclusive editors’ picks, book giveaways, and our coveted Joan Didion Lit Hub tote bag. Most importantly, you’ll keep independent book coverage alive and thriving on the internet.

    %d bloggers like this: