Katori Hall, a 29-year-old playwright from Memphis whose work examines the historical and social forces affecting African-American characters, has been named the 33rd winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. The award is given annually to outstanding women playwrights. Ms. Hall received $20,000 and a signed and numbered print by the artist Willem de Kooning for her play “Hurt Village,” about the problems of families in a decaying Memphis housing project.

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Written on April 12th, 2011 , Media
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