Ten Writers of Exeptional Promise Each Receive $35,000 Whiting Writers' Award
OCTOBER 26, 2001 - The Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation today named ten
recipients come from all areas of the country, from New York and
its seventeenth year, the program has awarded more than $4.5 million
recipients were announced at a ceremony at the Pierpont Morgan
speaker of the evening was the distinguished poet, Stanley
The ten writers recognized this year for their outstanding talent and promise are:
Judy Blunt, nonfiction writer. Her memoir, Breaking Clean, will be published in the spring by Knopf. She is also the author of a volume of poetry, Not Quite Stone (University of Montana, 1992). She lives in Missoula, Montana.
Joel Brouwer, poet. He is the author of two collections of poems, Exactly What Happened (Purdue University Press, 1999) and Centuries, which will be published by Four Way Books in 2003. He teaches at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
Emily Carter, fiction writer. Her short story collection, Glory Goes and Gets Some, was published by Coffeehouse Press in 2000. She lives in Minneapolis.
Kathleen Finneran, nonfiction writer. Her memoir, set in St. Louis, The Tender Land: A Family Love Story, was published by Houghton Mifflin in 2000. She lives in New York City.
Matthew Klam, fiction writer. His first book, Sam the Cat and Other Stories, was published by Random House in 2000. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Mullins, playwright. Her plays include Monkey in the Middle,
Akhil Sharma, fiction writer. His first novel, The Obedient Father, was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2000. He lives in New York.
Sommer, poet. He is the author of two collections of poetry, Lifting
Upadhyay, fiction writer. His first collection of stories, Arresting
God in Kathmandu, was published by Houghton Mifflin this year.
Wray, fiction writer. His first novel, The
Right Hand of Sleep, was
Writers' Awards candidates are proposed by nominators from across
Giles Whiting Foundation was established in 1963 by Flora E.
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