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10 Writers Win 2024 Whiting Awards for Emerging Authors

Each writer will receive $50,000 to help support their craft — one of largest awards granted to new authors. A number of past Whiting winners have gone on to publish award-winning and bestselling works, including Hernan Diaz, Catherine Lacey, Colson Whitehead, Alice McDermott and Ocean Vuong. Read more

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‘Another Day’s Pain’ by K. C. Constantine

Decades of unresolved trauma power the deeply moving, posthumously published final Rocksburg procedural (after 2002’s Saving Room for Dessert) from Constantine (1934–2023) … Constantine ends the long-running series on a high note, striking an elegiac tone that never tilts into triteness. Here’s hoping this graceful final act will spark new interest in an unsung master of crime fiction. Read more

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‘City in Ruins’ by Don Winslow

Winslow concludes his Danny Ryan trilogy—and his career as a novelist—with an addictive finale that charts the Rhode Island mobster turned Las Vegas casino mogul’s turbulent business dealings and deadly feuds … Bolstered by careful plotting and meticulous attention to character, Winslow’s ambitious narrative culminates with an exhilarating climax that beautifully wraps up the series’ many plot threads. It’s a fitting swan song from a giant of crime fiction. Read more

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