Award-Winning SAND Contributors


Because we tend to publish emerging voices, our contributors’ most impressive accomplishments often come after their appearance in SAND. We are always delighted to celebrate them.

Below is a brief, incomplete list of some of the accolades collected by past SAND contributors (before or after appearing in our pages). We know there will be many more to come.


  • Nordic Prize – Dag Solstad (SAND 15)
  • German Book Prize – Saša Stanišić (SAND 5, SAND 21)
  • Leipzig Book Fair Prize  – David Wagner (SAND 11)

Visual Art

  • TIME Magazine Instagram Photographer of the Year – Melissa Spitz (SAND 17)


  • European Union Award for Literature – Lidija Dimkovska (SAND 17)
  • Brunel African Literature Prize – Momtaza Mehri (SAND 15, SAND 21)
  • Georg Büchner Prize, Austrian Book Prize – Friederike Mayröcker (SAND 14)
  • New York Times Best Poetry of the Year – Donna Stonecipher (SAND 14, SAND 18)
  • Young People’s Laureate of London – Momtaza Mehri (SAND 15, SAND 21)
  • Hawker Prize for Southeast Asian Poetry – Nhã Thuyên (SAND 14)


  • 2018 Berlin Student Writer Laureate (Studentische Stadtschreiberin) – Charlotte Wührer (SAND 15)


  • Literary Translator of the London Book Fair – Jeremy Tiang (SAND 18), Katy Derbyshire (SAND 11)