Windham Campbell Prizes Literary Festival

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 12:00pm to Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 9:00pm

Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut


The Windham Campbell Prizes Literary Festival celebrates the work of the 2014 winners of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes, annual awards that honor literary achievement and provide writers with the opportunity to focus on their work independent of financial concerns.
This year's prize recipients are John Vailliant and Pankaj Mishra in nonfiction; Noëlle Janaczewska, Sam Holcroft and Kia Corthron in drama; and Jim Crace, Aminatta Forna, and Nadeem Aslam in fiction. Prizewinners each receive a an unrestricted grant of $150,000 to support their writing.
Yale President Yale President Peter Salovey will confer the awards at a prize ceremony on Monday, Sept. 15. Novelist and essayist Zadie Smith will deliver a keynote address at the prize ceremony. Over the following three days, the prizewinners will participate in a broad range of public events, such as master classes, talks, readings, and master’s teas. View the full schedule of events at
The festival concludes on Thursday, Sept. 18 with a reading by the eight prizewinners at the Whitney Humanities Center at 53 Wall St.  
The Windham Campbell Prizes are administered by the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, which houses the Donald Windham and Sandy M. Campbell Papers.
Windham Campbell Prizes Literary Festival


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