Other winners announced Wednesday were fiction writers Andrea Lawlor and Genevieve Sly Crane, nonfiction writer Jaquira Diaz, poets Aria Aber, Diannely Antigua, Jake Skeets and Genya Turovskaya and playwright Will Arbery.
The Whiting awards were established in 1985. Previous winners include Colson Whitehead, Mary Karr and Tony Kushner.
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