New literary prize is $50,000 honor for best New York story
July 24, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — A new literary award with a $50,000 cash prize will honor those best at telling a New York story.
The Gotham Literary Prize, announced Thursday, came out of a conversation between businessman-philathropist Bradley Tusk and political strategist Howard Wolfson, who told The Associated Press that they first thought of the award last year and saw a renewed urgency for it after the spread of the coronavirus.
"It occurred to us that this would be an opportune moment to do something like this, to support writers writing about New York, and to support the arts in New York," said...