Susan Faludi wins $50,000 literary prize

AP News
Posted: Nov 03, 2016 7:22 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Faludi's memoir about her father and a fictional saga about a Southern family have won $50,000 prizes.

Faludi's "In the Darkroom" won the Kirkus Prize for nonfiction Thursday night and C.E. Morgan's "The Sport of Kings" was cited for fiction. A prize for young people's literature, also worth $50,000, was given to Jason Reynolds for "As Brave As You."

Runners up included Colson Whitehead's bestselling novel "The Underground Railroad."

The awards are presented by the book industry trade publication Kirkus Reviews.