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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