Ten years after its inception, the Yale-based Windham-Campbell Prizes program is uniquely focused on ‘the love of writers and writing.’
Using a digitally distributed format, the US$1.3 million Windham-Campbell program announces a series featuring its recipients.
Supporting recipients with $165,000 grants, the Windham-Campbell Prizes honor critical thinkers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama.
With a livestream of the awards event, UK agency Midas PR aims to build international visibility for the Windham-Campbell Literature Prizes.
Along with news of the jurors for the 2019 prize, the organization has has announced that more than 10,000 copies of ‘Flights’ were sold in the week following May’s naming of this year’s winner of the Man Booker International Prize.
The generous Windham-Campbell Prize is giving writers from the UK, Canada, Jamaica, Uganda, and the USA a chance to ‘to focus on their work independent of financial concerns.’
James Salter, Tom McCarthy and Adina Hoffman are among nine writers who are $150,000 dollars richer thanks to Yale’s new Windham Campbell Literature Prizes.