New Yorker’s Roz Chast stunned by $250,000 Heinz Award for her ‘uncompromising’ work

April 23, 2015 4:33 AM

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New Yorker’s Roz Chast stunned by $250,000 Heinz Award for her ‘uncompromising’ work

TWO MONTHS AGO, Roz Chast got the call. The person on the line was phoning on behalf of some group called Heinz. Hmm. As if by reflex, the New Yorker cartoonist thought perhaps these folks wanted her to donate a drawing.

“The truth is, I hadn’t heard of the Heinz Awards before,” Chast tells The Post’s Comic Riffs on Wednesday. “I guess I’m pretty much in my own little world. When I first heard from them — from the Heinz Foundation — I was sure they were going to ask me to contribute a drawing for a charity of some k...

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