Ali Cobby Eckermann (CRF 2019) “had $47 in the bank and was living in a caravan when she found out, in March 2017, that she’d won the world’s richest literary prize, the Windham Campbell.

Administered by Yale University, judged anonymously and not open to submissions, the prize’s aim is to “call attention to literary achievement and provide writers with the opportunity to focus on their work independent of financial concerns.”

Read Ali’s reflections on winning in the Guardian, here.