NEW YORK (AP) — Daisy Hernández's “The Kissing Bug,” a memoir about a lethal illness that killed her aunt, has received a $75,000 prize from PEN America.
The literary and free expression organization announced Monday that Hernández had won the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award for a work of any genre demonstrating “originality, merit and impact, with Joy Williams' “Harrow” and Percival Everett's “The Trees” among the finalists.
NEW YORK (AP) — Joy Williams' “Harrow,” a dystopian novel set after an environmental apocalypse, has won the Kirkus Prize for fiction.
Williams, who has received numerous honors over the years for her novels and short stories, will receive $50,000.
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest novels from Colson Whitehead and Joy Williams, and Honorée Fanonne Jeffers' debut work, “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois,” are among this year's finalists for the Kirkus Prize, $50,000 awards presented by the trade publication.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Library of Congress awarded a lifetime achievement prize to Joy Williams, a fiction writer known for her spare prose and dark and incisive worldview.
Williams is this year's recipient of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, an honor previously given to Toni Morrison, Philip Roth and Don DeLillo among others.
PAMELA JOY WILLIAMS LEABERRY -62- beloved wife of John F. Leaberry passed away February 6, 2018 after a brief but gallant battle with cancer. In addition to her husband, survivors include her mother, Jo Ann McComas Williams, brother, Kenneth G.