Whiting Writers' Award


The Whiting Writers’ 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.

=2007 recipients=

*Sheila Callaghan, plays
*Ben Fountain, fiction
*Paul Guest, poetry
*Brad Kessler, fiction
*Cate Marvin, poetry
*Tarell Alvin McCraney, plays
*Carlo Rotella, nonfiction
*Dalia Sofer, fiction
*Peter Trachtenberg, nonfiction
*Jack Turner, nonfiction

=2006 recipients=

*Sherwin Bitsui, poetry
*Charles D’Ambrosio, fiction
*Stephen Adly Guirgis, plays
*Tyehimba Jess, poetry
*Suji Kwock Kim, poetry
*Yiyun Li, fiction
*Micheline Aharonian Marcom, fiction
*Nina Marie Martínez, fiction
*Bruce Norris, plays
*Patrick O’Keeffe, fiction

=2005 recipients=

*Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, fiction
*Thomas Sayers Ellis, poetry
*Nell Freudenberger, fiction
*Rinne Groff, plays
*Ilya Kaminsky, poetry
*Seth Kantner, fiction
*John Keene, fiction/poetry
*Dana Levin, poetry
*Spencer Reece, poetry
*Tracy K. Smith, poetry

=2004 recipients=

*Daniel Alarcon, fiction
*Kirsten Bakis, fiction
*Catherine Barnett, poetry
*Dan Chiasson, poetry
*Allison Glock, nonfiction
*Elana Greenfield, plays
*A. Van Jordan, poetry
*Victor LaValle, fiction
*John Jeremiah Sullivan, nonfiction
*Tracey Scott Wilson, plays

=2003 recipients=

*Courtney Angela Brkic, fiction and nonfiction
*Alexander Chee, fiction
*Christopher Cokinos, nonfiction
*Trudy Dittmar, nonfiction
*Major Jackson, poetry
*Agymah Kamau, fiction
*Ann Pancake, fiction
*Lewis Robinson, fiction
*Jess Row, fiction
*Sarah Ruhl, plays

=2002 recipients=

*Jeffrey Renard Allen, fiction
*Elizabeth Arnold, poetry
*Justin Cronin, fiction
*Kim Edwards, fiction
*David Gewanter, poetry
*Melissa James Gibson, plays
*Michelle Huneven, fiction
*Danzy Senna, fiction
*Evan Smith, plays
*Joshua Weiner, poetry

=2001 recipients=

*Judy Blunt, nonfiction
*Joel Brouwer, poetry
*Emily Carter, fiction
*Kathleen Finneran, nonfiction
*Matthew Klam, fiction
*Brighde Mullins, plays
*Akhil Sharma, fiction
*Jason Sommer, poetry
*Samrat Upadhyay, fiction
*John Wray, fiction

=2000 recipients=

*Robert Cohen, fiction
*Samantha Gillison, fiction
*Andrew X. Pham, nonfiction
*Lily King, fiction
*John McManus, fiction
*Albert Mobilio, poetry/fiction
*James Thomas Stevens/Aronhiotas, poetry
*Kelly Stuart, plays
*Colson Whitehead, fiction
*Claude Wilkinson, poetry

=1999 recipients=

*Gordon Grice, nonfiction
*Michael Haskell, poetry
*Ehud Havazelet, fiction
*Terrance Hayes, poetry
*Naomi Iizuka, plays
*Ben Marcus, fiction
*Yxta Maya Murray, fiction
*ZZ Packer, fiction
*Margaret Talbot, nonfiction
*Martha Zweig, poetry

=1998 recipients=

*Michael Byers, fiction
*Nancy Eimers, poetry
*Daniel Hall, poetry
*W. David Hancock, plays
*James Kimbrell, poetry
*Ralph Lombreglia, fiction/nonfiction
*D. J. Waldie, nonfiction
*Anthony Walton, fiction
*Charles Harper Webb, poetry
*Greg Williamson, poetry

=1997 recipients=

*Jo Ann Beard, nonfiction
*Connie Deanovich, poetry
*Erik Ehn, plays
*Forrest Gander, poetry
*Jody Gladding, poetry
*Suketu Mehta, fiction/nonfiction
*Ellen Meloy, nonfiction
*Josip Novakovich, fiction/nonfiction
*Melanie Rae Thon, fiction
*Mark Turpin, poetry

=1996 recipients=

*Anderson Ferrell, fiction
*Cristina Garcia, fiction
*Molly Gloss, fiction
*Brigit Pegeen Kelly, poetry
*Brian Kiteley, fiction
*Chris Offutt, fiction/nonfiction
*Elizabeth Spires, poetry
*Patricia Storace, nonfiction/poetry
*Judy Troy, fiction
*A.J. Verdelle, fiction

=1995 recipients=

*André Aciman, nonfiction
*Michael Cunningham, fiction
*Lucy Grealy, nonfiction/poetry
*Suzannah Lessard, nonfiction
*Reginald McKnight, fiction
*James McMichael, poetry
*Mary Ruefle, poetry
*Russ Rymer, nonfiction
*Matthew Stadler, fiction
*Melanie Sumner, fiction

=1994 recipients=

*Mark Doty, poetry
*Louis Edwards, fiction
*Kennedy Fraser, nonfiction
*Mary Hood, fiction
*Randall Kenan, fiction/nonfiction
*Wayne Koestenbaum, nonfiction/poetry
*Rosemary Mahoney, nonfiction
*Claudia Roth Pierpont, nonfiction
*Mary Swander, poetry/nonfiction
*Kate Wheeler, fiction

=1993 recipients=

*Jeffrey Eugenides, fiction
*Dagoberto Gilb, fiction
*Kevin Kling, plays
*Mark Levine, poetry
*Nathaniel Mackey, poetry/fiction
*Dionisio D. Martinez, poetry
*Sigrid Nunez, fiction
*Janet Peery, fiction
*Kathleen Peirce, poetry
*Lisa Shea, fiction

=1992 recipients=

*Roger Fanning, poetry
*Eva Hoffman, nonfiction
*R.S. Jones, fiction
*J.S. Marcus, fiction
*Jane Mead, poetry
*Suzan-Lori Parks, plays
*Katha Pollitt, poetry/nonfiction
*Keith Reddin, plays
*José Rivera, plays
*Damien Wilkins, fiction

=1991 recipients=

*Stanley Crouch, nonfiction
*Rebecca Goldstein, fiction
*Allegra Goodman, fiction
*John Homan, fiction
*Cynthia Kadohata, fiction
*Scott McPherson, plays
*Thylias Moss, poetry
*Rick Rofihe, fiction
*J Anton Shammas, fiction/nonfiction
*Franz Wright, poetry

=1990 recipients=

*Emily Hiestand, poetry
*Tony Kushner, plays
*Yannick Murphy, fiction
*Lawrence Naumoff, fiction
*Dennis Nurkse, poetry
*Mark Richard, fiction
*Harriet Ritvo, nonfiction
*Christopher Tilghman, fiction
*Amy Wilentz, nonfiction
*Stephen Wright, fiction

=1989 recipients=

*Ellen Akins, fiction
*Russell Edson, poetry
*Ian Frazier, nonfiction
*Mary Karr, poetry
*Natalie Kusz, nonfiction
*Luc Sante, nonfiction
*Timberlake Wertenbaker, plays
*Marianne Wiggins, fiction
*Tobias Wolff, nonfiction/fiction
*C. D. Wright, poetry

=1988 recipients=

*Michael Burkard, poetry
*Lydia Davis, fiction
*Bruce DuVy, fiction
*Gerald Early, nonfiction
*Jonathan Franzen, fiction
*Mary La Chapelle, fiction
*Li-Young Lee, poetry
*Sylvia Moss, poetry
*GeoVrey O’Brien, nonfiction
*William T. Vollmann, fiction

=1987 recipients=

*Mindy Aloff, nonfiction
*Joan Chase, fiction
*Mark Cox, poetry
*Pam Durban, fiction
*Gretel Ehrlich, nonfiction
*Deborah Eisenberg, fiction
*Alice McDermott, fiction
*Reinaldo Povod, plays
*Michael Ryan, poetry
*David Foster Wallace, fiction

=1986 recipients=

*John Ash, poetry
*Hayden Carruth, poetry
*Kent Haruf, fiction
*Denis Johnson, fiction
*Darryl Pinckney, nonfiction/fiction
*Padgett Powell, fiction
*Mona Simpson, fiction
*Frank Stewart, poetry
*Ruth Stone, poetry
*August Wilson, plays

=1985 recipients=

*Raymond Abbott, fiction
*Douglas Crase, poetry
*Stuart Dybek, fiction
*Jorie Graham, poetry
*Linda Gregg, poetry
*Wright Morris, fiction/nonfiction
*Howard Norman, fiction
*James Robison, fiction
*James Schuyler, poetry
*Austin Wright, fiction/nonfiction

External links

* [http://www.whitingfoundation.org/ Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation]
* [http://www.whitingfoundation.org/whiting_2005.html 2005 Award recipients]
* [http://www.whitingfoundation.org/recipients.html Award Recipents from 2004-1985]

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