Amy Leach Announced as Recipient of the 2010 Whiting Writers' Awards

The Iowa Review would like to extend its congratulations to Amy Leach, a past contributor to the magazine,

who has been named one of the ten recipients of the 2010 Whiting Writers' Awards. The awards have been given annually since 1985 "to writers of exceptional talent and promise in early career," according to the Mrs. Giles Whiting Writing Foundation website. They amount to $50,000 each, and past recipients include Jonathan Franzen, Sarah Ruhl, Michael Cunningham, Cristina Garcia, Justin Cronin, Luc Sante, Geoffrey O’Brien, Allegra Goodman, Andre Aciman, Nell Freudenberger, Howard Norman, Suzan-Lori Parks, Mark Doty, Franz Wright, and Colson Whitehead.

A complete list of winners and their bios can be found at and more information about the history of the awards can be found at