Melinda Gates Is Donating $250,000 to Fund a Literary Award Just for Women
- The Carol Shields Prize for Fiction will award $150,000 to a woman writer.
- It is the second largest literary award in the world, after the Nobel Prize.
- The first winner of the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction will be announced in 2023.
Recently, Melinda Gates announced she is donating $250,000 to help underwrite the recently established Carol Shields Prize for Fiction, the first English language literary award to celebrate excellence in fiction by women writers in the United States and Canada, through her investment and incubation company, Pivotal Ventures.
The Carol Shields Prize for Fiction will award its winner the largest purse of any literary award in the world—$150,000—with the exception of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Its first winner and four nominees will be announced in 2023.
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