10 emerging writers each receive $50,000 prize, the Whiting Award



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NEW YORK — Four poets and three fiction writers are among the winners of a $50,000 prize given to emerging artists of exceptional promise.

On Friday, the Whiting Foundation announced 10 recipients of the Whiting Award. The award was founded 30 years ago and previously given to Jonathan Franzen, Tony Kushner and David Foster Wallace, among others. Each honoree receives $50,000.

Winners this year include poets Anthony Carelli, Jenny Johnson, Aracelis Girmay and Roger Reeves. Also cited were fiction writers Leopoldine Core, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi and Dan Josefson, dramatists Anne Washburn and Lucas Hnath and essayist Elena Passarello.

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