Last week, the Rona Jaffe Foundation announced the winners of its 2011 Writers’ Awards. Each of the six winning writers will receive a $25,000 prize. They are:
- Melanie Drane (Poetry)
- Apricot Irving (Non-fiction)
- Fowzia Karimi (Fiction)
- Namwali Serpell (Fiction)
- Merritt Tierce (Fiction)
- JoAnn Wypijewski (Non-fiction)
The Rona Jaffe Foundation gives its awards under a program that identifies and supports women writers of exceptional talent, focusing on writers in the early stages of their careers.
An award ceremony will take place in New York City on September 22nd. The ceremony’s special guest speaker will be acclaimed short story writer Edith Pearlman.