Author Edwidge Danticat, born in Haiti, receives the Vilcek Prize for dazzling prose and genre-spanning work that explores the Haitian diaspora.
Yaa Gyasi, born in Ghana, receives the Creative Promise Prize for deeply engaging writing and relentless examination of injustices of the past and present.
Valeria Luiselli, born in Mexico, receives the Creative Promise Prize for intelligent fiction and nonfiction that interrogates the U.S. immigration system.
Jenny Xie, born in China, receives the Creative Promise Prize for a unique poetic voice that examines the essence of perspective and selfhood through an evocative lens.
Tejal Rao is awarded the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Culinary Arts for food writing that tells stories about politics, culture, and science, centering on people whose work often goes unseen.