Junot Diaz wins Writers for Writers award

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Diaz is among this year’s winners of the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award. The award was announced last Wednesday by the nonprofit literary organization Poets & Writers Inc. It is given to authors who help their peers and the “broader literary community.”

This year’s other winners are novelist and memoirist Maxine Hong Kingston and poet M.L. Liebler. An Editor’s Award, given for contributions to “the publication of poetry or literary prose,” went to Pat Strachan, whose authors have included Tom Wolfe and Nobel laureates Seamus Heaney and Derek Walcott.

Edward Albee and Stephen King are among previous recipients of the awards.

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