Windham–Campbell Literature Prizes

literary award

The Donald Windham Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes is an American literary award which offers prizes in four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama. The award was established at Yale University in 2011 with the first prizes presented in 2013. Administered by the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the award recognizes English language writers from anywhere in the world. The mission of the award is to call attention to literary achievement and provide writers the opportunity to focus on their work independent of financial concerns. Eight prizes are awarded annually. Winners receive a citation and an unrestricted remuneration of $165,000. The individual prizes are among the richest literary prize amounts in the world, if not the richest in certain categories. The award is endowed from the combined estates of writer Donald Windham and actor Sandy Campbell. Campbell was Windham's companion of 45 years, and when Campbell died in 1988 he left his estate to Windham with the understanding a literary award would be created from the combined estate after Windham's death. Windham died in 2010, and in 2011 Yale announced they would become administrators of the new award. The inaugural winners were announced in March 2013.
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award received: Windham–Campbell Literature Prizes

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Author

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Helen Garner

Australian author

works

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The Spare Room

novel by Helen Garner

author: Helen Garner

2008

Cosmo Cosmolino

novel by Helen Garner

author: Helen Garner

1992

Monkey Grip

novel by Helen Garner

author: Helen Garner

1977

The Children's Bach

book by Helen Garner

author: Helen Garner

1984

The First Stone

book by Helen Garner

author: Helen Garner

1995

Author

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Geoff Dyer

English writer

Author

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Sarah Bakewell

English author and curator

Author

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Edmund de Waal

British ceramic artist

Author

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Pankaj Mishra

Indian writer

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