2020 Whiting Award Winners

Congratualtions to this year's recipients of the Whiting Award. Excerpts of their work can be found at The Paris Review Daily

Hard Damage (Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496215703
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - September 1st, 2019

Hard Damage works to relentlessly interrogate the self and its shortcomings. In lyric and documentary poems and essayistic fragments, Aria Aber explores the historical and personal implications of Afghan American relations.


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ISBN: 9781936919642
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Published: Yesyes Books - May 15th, 2019

Poetry. African & African American Studies. Latinx Studies. Women's Studies. Diannely Antigua's debut collection, UGLY MUSIC, is a cacophonous symphony of reality, dream, trauma, and obsession. It reaches into the corners of love and loss where survival and surrender are blurred.


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Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Tcg Edition) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781559369886
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Published: Theatre Communications Group - January 4th, 2022

Finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Winner of the 2020 Whiting Award for Drama

Winner of the 2020 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play

Winner of the 2020 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play


Ordinary Girls: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616209131
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Published: Algonquin Books - October 29th, 2019

One of the Must-Read Books of 2019 According to O: The Oprah Magazine * Time * Bustle * Electric Literature * Publishers Weekly * The Millions * The Week * Good Housekeeping

“There is more life packed on each page of Ordinary Girls than some lives hold in a lifetime.” —Julia Alvarez 


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Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525566182
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Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 2019

“HOT” —Maggie Nelson
“TIGHT” —Eileen Myles
“DEEP” —Michelle Tea


Severance: A Novel Cover Image
By Ling Ma
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ISBN: 9781250214997
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Published: Picador - May 7th, 2019

Maybe it’s the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma’s offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance.

"A stunning, audacious book with a fresh take on both office politics and what the apocalypse might bring." Michael Schaub, NPR.org


Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers: Poems (National Poetry) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781571315205
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 10th, 2019

Named a "Best Poetry Book of 2019" by Electric Literature, Entropy Mag, and Auburn Avenue
Named a "Favorite Book of 2019" by Lit Hub
Named a "Best Queer Book of 2019" by BuzzFeed and Book Marks


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ISBN: 9781501187483
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - March 5th, 2019

Sisterhood is forever…whether you like it or not.

Prep meets Girls in White Dresses in Genevieve Sly Crane’s deliciously addictive, voyeuristic exploration of female friendship and coming of age that will appeal to anyone who has ever been curious about what happens in a sorority house.

Twinsets and pearls, secrets and kinship, rituals that h


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Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525510543
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Published: Random House - August 6th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “From The New Yorker’s beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television.”—Esquire
 


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ISBN: 9780999702826
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Published: Black Square Editions - September 20th, 2019

Poetry. Poetry and translations by Genya Turovskaya have been published in Chicago Review, Conjunctions, Gulf Coast, Aufgabe, A Public Space, Octopus, Jubilat and others. Her recent translations include Elena Fanailova's THE RUSSIAN VERSION (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2019) and Aleksandr Skidan's RED SHIFTING (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2007).