8 nonfiction authors receive $40,000 Whiting grants

Authors working on nonfiction books with subjects ranging from Cuban independence from Spain to gay rights have received $40,000 grants…

Authors working on nonfiction books with subjects ranging from Cuban independence from Spain to gay rights have received $40,000 grants from the Whiting Foundation. Recipients announced Thursday include Wil S. Hylton for “The Call of Empire,” about Cuban independence heroine Evangelina Cosío, and Channing Gerard Joseph for “House of Swann,” about a slave who becomes the world’s first drag queen and an early gay rights activist.

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