Tope Folarin Wins 2021 Whiting Award in Fiction

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We are excited to announce that Professor Tope Folarin, Lannan Creative Writing Visiting Lecturer, has won the 2021 Whiting Award in Fiction. It was given for his debut novel, A Particular Kind of Black Man. The Whiting Award is a major literary award given to just ten young and emerging writers in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama.

To read more about his selection and the other winners, visit the Whiting Foundation website (new window).

Congratulations, Tope!