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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.

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