Announcing the 2024 n+1 Writers Awards winners

Congratulations to Andrea Long Chu and Siddhartha Deb

n+1 is honored to announce the 2024 recipients of its annual writing prizes, awarded yearly to two outstanding contributors to the magazine. This year, the n+1 Writers’ Fellowship will be awarded to Andrea Long Chu, and the Anthony Veasna So Fiction Prize will be awarded to Siddhartha Deb.

About the Awards

The n+1 Writers’ Fellowship is a $5,000 award granted annually to an outstanding print contributor whose writing captures the spirit of n+1 and has been an important part of the magazine’s evolution. Previous winners include Kristin Dombek, Philip Connors, Bela Shayevich, A. S. Hamrah, Elizabeth Schambelan, Christina Nichol, Tobi Haslett, and Nicolás Medina Mora.

The Anthony Veasna So Fiction Prize is a $5,000 award granted to an outstanding fiction writer whose work has appeared in n+1 magazine or on the magazine’s online supplement. The award was created in 2021 in memory of beloved n+1 contributor Anthony Veasna So (1992–2020). The previous winners are Trevor Shikaze, Caleb Crain, and Christine Smallwood.

About the 2024 Recipients:

Andrea Long Chu is a critic at New York magazine, and the author of the manifesto Females. Chu got her start at n+1, which published her debut essay “On Liking Women” in 2018. She has since written for n+1 about feminism, television, and the human brain. Last year she received the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism.

Born in Shillong, India, to a refugee family, Siddhartha Deb lives in Harlem, New York. His fiction and nonfiction have been longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award, shortlisted for the Orwell Prize, been awarded the Pen Open prize, and subjected to ongoing lawsuits in India. His latest novel is The Light at the End of the World, out from Soho Press in 2023. A nonfiction book, Twilight Prisoners: The Rise of the Hindu Right and the Fall of India will be released by Haymarket in April 2024.

The awards will be presented on June 5 during the N Plus Ultra benefit in Brooklyn. Tickets are currently still available.

The support of our readers allows us to present these awards to two of our incredible authors, year after year. Please consider making a donation to n+1 today.