The $50,000 prizes are given to 10 promising writers in fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. - From BostonGlobe.com
Add a message UMass Boston graduate and Boston resident Jen Beagin was recognized for her debut novel, “Pretend I’m Dead” (2015).
Arlington native Kaitlyn Greenidge, sister of Tony-winning playwright Kirsten Greenidge, was honored for her novel, “We Love You, Charlie Freeman” (2016).
And Lisa Halliday, a Boston native and Harvard graduate, won for her upcoming novel, “Asymmetry.” Poet Simone White won for “Of Being Dispersed” (2016).
White was born in Middletown, Conn., received her undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University and graduated from Harvard Law School.
Other winners include: memoirist Francisco Cantú, a former Border Patrol agent, for his upcoming “The Line Becomes a River’’; poet Phillip B.