The winners of the 2021 Windham-Campbell Prizes have been announced. Eight writers, who are being honored for their literary achievement or promise, will receive $165,000 each to support their work.
The prize is administered by Yale University, where the papers of the prize patrons Donald Windham and Sandy Campbell are housed in the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. There is no shortlist and the judges are not named. Two awards are given in each of the following categories: drama, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
The winners are Dionne Brand (Canada/Trinidad and Tobago), Kate Briggs (United Kingdom/Netherlands), Nathan Alan Davis (United States), Renee Gladman (United States), Vivian Gornick (United States), Michael R. Jackson (United States), Canisia Lubrin (Saint Lucia/Canada), Natalie Scenters-Zapico (United States).