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Author Jesmyn Ward wins Library of Congress fiction prize

Jun. 30, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

The 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction has gone to Jesmyn Ward, who at 45, is the youngest person to receive the library’s fiction award and is being honored for her lifetime of work examining racism and social injustice. Ward's “Salvage the Bones” earned the...