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Distinguished Scholar gets top award

- By Wits University

Ivan Vladislavic‡, the new Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing in the Wits School of Literature, Language and Media, has been awarded the prestigious Yale University 2015 Windham Campbell Prize.

He is the only South African to be awarded the prize in 2015 and follows Jonny Steinberg, a previous winner. He shares the honour with the writers Teju Cole, Helon Habila, Edmund de Waal, Geoff Dyer (who visited Wits in 2014), John Jeremiah Sullivan, Jackie Sibblies, Helen Edmundson and Debbie Tucker Green.

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