NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Yale University is planning to announce the winners of new $150,000 global literary prizes.
The first recipients of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes will be announced Monday by Yale President-Elect Peter Salovey.
The Windham-Campbell Prizes recognize English-language writers for outstanding achievement in fiction, nonfiction and drama. The prizes, established with a gift from the estate of Donald Windham, are administered by the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Writers do not apply for the prizes themselves. Experts in the field are asked to submit names for consideration.
Recipients are each awarded $150,000 to support their writing.
Winners must receive their awards in person at a ceremony at Yale in September and take part in a three-day literary festival celebrating their work.