(E) Angela Brkic Wins Whiting Award, The New York Times
Angela Brkic Wins prestigious Whiting Award
Ten Writers Win Annual Whiting Awards
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: October 30, 2003
Filed at 8:39 p.m. ET NEW YORK (AP) -- Ten authors have been named winners of the Whiting Writers' Award, given annually to ``emerging writers of exceptional talent and promise.'' Past recipients include playwright Tony Kushner and novelist Jonathan Franzen. This year's winners each were to receive $35,000 Thursday night at a ceremony at the New York Public Library. Playwright John Guare was scheduled to be the keynote speaker. Advertisement
Honorees include fiction writers Courtney Angela Brkic, Alexander Chee, Agymah Kamau, Ann Pancake, Lewis Robinson and Jess Row. Also cited were nonfiction writers Christopher Cokinos and Trudy Dittmar, poet Major Jackson and playwright Sarah Ruhl. The Whiting awards were established in 1985 by the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, a New York-based organization ``dedicated to the support of the humanities and of creative writing.''