Whiting Award

American award presented annually to emerging writers

The Whiting Award is an American award presented annually to ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays. The award is sponsored by the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation and has been presented since 1985. As of 2007, winners receive US$50,000.The nominees are chosen through a juried process, and the final winners are selected by a committee of writers, scholars, and editors, selected each year by the Foundation. Writers cannot apply for the prize themselves, and the Foundation does not accept unsolicited nominations.
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award received: Whiting Award

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Author

Denis Johnson

American writer (novel, drama, poetry, essay)

works

7

Jesus' Son

1992 short story collection by Denis Johnson

author: Denis Johnson

1992

Tree of Smoke

book by Denis Johnson

author: Denis Johnson

2007

The Name of the World

2000 novel by Denis Johnson

author: Denis Johnson

2000

Angels

1983 novel by Denis Johnson

author: Denis Johnson

1983

Author

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Alice McDermott

American writer, novelist, essayist

works

6

That Night

1987 novel written by Alice McDermott

author: Alice McDermott

1987

After This

book by Alice McDermott

author: Alice McDermott

2006

Charming Billy

novel by Alice McDermott

author: Alice McDermott

1997

Someone

book by Alice McDermott

author: Alice McDermott

2013

Author

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Suketu Mehta

Indian–American writer

works

1

Maximum City

narrative nonfiction book by Suketu Mehta, published in 2004

author: Suketu Mehta

2004

Author

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Alexander Chee

writer

Author

Elif Batuman

American writer and academic

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