The winners of this year’s Rona Jaffe Foundation Awards have just been released. It is the 22nd year for the awards which are dedicated to women authors. The winners are:
Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, Danielle Geller, Jamey Hatley, Ladee Hubbard, Airea D. Matthews, and Asako Serizawa. The winners will each receive $30,000.00 in prize money.
Details from the foundations press release: “The program – the only national literary awards program of its kind devoted exclusively to women – was created by celebrated novelist Rona Jaffe to identify and support women writers of unusual talent and promise in the early stages of their writing careers. Ms. Jaffe passed away in 2005…Since the program began in 1995, the Foundation has awarded over $2 million to emergent women writers.”