A pantheon of such writers as William Faulkner, Marianne Moore, Ralph Ellison, John Cheever, Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Robert Lowell, Walker Percy, John Updike, Katherine Anne Porter, Norman Mailer, Lillian Hellman, Elizabeth Bishop, Saul Bellow, Donald Barthelme, Flannery O’Connor, Adrienne Rich, Thomas Pynchon, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Alice Walker, Charles Johnson, E. Annie Proulx, and Colum McCann have all won the Award.
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Fiction Winner: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Nonfiction Winner: The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen
Poetry Winner: Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965 – 2016 by Frank Bidart
Young People’s Lit Winner: Far from the Tree by Robin Benway