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Timothy Snyder, Parul Sehgal Win Silvers-Dudley Prizes

Timothy Snyder.

Timothy Snyder.

Photographer: Mateusz Wlodarczyk/NurPhoto/Getty Images

New York (AP) -- Historian Timothy Snyder and literary critic Parul Sehgal are among the winners of the second annual Silvers-Dudley Prizes, named in part for the late editor of The New York Review of Books, Robert Silvers.

The Robert B. Silvers Foundation announced six awards Wednesday, in three categories, with prize money totaling $135,000.