ROBERT PENN WARREN AWARD FOR FICTION

Jesmyn Ward, 2020 recipient 
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    Jesmyn Ward is a New York Times Bestselling and two-timing National Book Award Winning Author. She is the author of six novels: Navigate Your Stars; Flight of the Century: Writers Reflecting on 100 Years of Landmark ACLU Case; Sing, Unburied, Sing; Men We Reaped: A Memoir; Salvage the Bones; and Where the Line Bleeds. Navigate Your Stars is the newest of her books to be released on April 7, 2020. Ward is currently a professor of Creative Writing at Tulane University.

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS:

Liza Wieland, 2017

Steve Yarbrough, 2015

Michael Knight, 2013

Elizabeth Cox, 2011

Moira Crone, 2009

Dorothy Allison, 2007

Donald Harrington, 2003

Mary Hood, 2001

Barry Hannah, 1999

Allen Wier, 1997

Madison Smartt Bell, 1995

Cormac McCarthy, 1993

Lee Smith, 1991