Windham Campbell Literary Prize
It was officially announced this week that Edmund is one of the 2015 recipients of the Windham Campbell Literary prize, awarded by the Beinecke Library at Yale University Prize. This prestigious prize - established in 2013 by novelist Donald Windham and Sandy M. Campbell - was given in recognition of Edmund's contribution to non-fiction with his first book, The Hare with Amber Eyes. Along with eight other writers, including Geoff Dyer, Teju Cole, Helen Edmundsen and Ivan Vladislavić, Edmund will go out to Yale in September to personally accept the award.
On winning the prize, Edmund said it was an 'extraordinary and life-changing experience'. 'I still cannot believe the news. Writing is slow and solitary, a passage through places and ideas, that can and has taken me years. I am moved that this award was created out of a love of books and to be associated with this alone, is a tremendous honour.'
For details of the Windham Campbell prize and other winners this year, please see.