Erdrich Wins 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction Fantasy

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich (Harper) won the 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize, awarded to “an influential work of fiction focused on vital contemporary issues.” The $35,000 prize was announced in an online ceremony on April 21, 2021. Other finalists of genre interest were:

Finalists and winner are chosen by jury. This year’s judges were Emily Bernard, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Daniel Shaw, and Luis Alberto Urrea. Aspen Words is a program of the Aspen Institute.

For more information, see the Aspen Words website.

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