Every year the Paris Review The Board of Directors gives awards for notable contributions to literature. One of them, the Plimpton Prize for Fiction, is a US $ 10,000 award recognizing an outstanding story a distinguished writer published in the magazine over the past calendar year. The winner of the Plimpton Prize for Fiction 2021 is Eloghosa Osunde for her story “Good Boy”, which appeared in the autumn 2020 edition.
To commemorate this year’s Plimpton Prize, we present a recorded conversation between Osunde and the artist and writer Akwaeke Emezi, presented by Editor-in-Chief Hasan Altaf. The video shown below can be streamed on our YouTube channel from April 28th to May 11th.
And don’t forget: readers are also invited to stream a special free screening of the PBS American Masters documentary N. Scott Momaday: Words of a BearMomaday is the recipient of the Hadada Prize 2021, which is awarded annually to “a distinguished member of the writing community who has made a strong and unique contribution to literature”.