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    Here are the 2023 Whiting Award winners.

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    March 29, 2023, 7:31pm

    The crop of emerging writers who will receive $50,000 as a Whiting Award winner has been announced. Ten writers across fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry received the prize at the March 29 ceremony, with a keynote address by Pulitzer Prize winner and PEN president Ayad Akhtar.

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    Previous Whiting Award winners include Colson Whitehead, Jericho Brown, Catherine Lacey, Ocean Vuong, Ling Ma and Esmé Weijun Wang.

    The 2022 Whiting Award winners are:

    Marcia Douglas, author of The Marvellous Equations of the Dread (Fiction)

    Sidik Fofana, author of Stories from the Tenants Downstairs (Fiction)

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    Carribean Fragoza, author of Eat the Mouth That Feeds You (Fiction)

    R. Kikuo Johnson, author of No One Else (Fiction) 

    Linda Kinstler, a contributing writer for The Economist’s 1843 Magazine (Nonfiction)

    Stephania Taladrid, a contributing writer at the New Yorker (Nonfiction)

    Tommye Blount, author of the collection Fantasia for the Man in Blue (Poetry)

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    Ama Codjoe, author of Bluest Nude (Poetry)

    Emma Wippermann, author of the forthcoming Joan of Arkansas (Poetry and Drama)

    Mia Chung, author of the play Catch as Catch Can (Drama)

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