James Salter Wins the 2010 Rea Award…
Rea Award for the Short Story is a lifetime-achievement prize bestowed annually on “a living American or Canadian writer whose published work has made a significant contribution in the discipline of the short story as an art form.”
This year ’s jurors praised Salter as “the most stylish and grave and exact of writers.”
via Paris Review
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh professor Sue Fondrie won this year’s bad fiction award.
Cheryl’s mind turned like the vanes of a wind-powered turbine, chopping her sparrow-like thoughts into bloody pieces that fell onto a growing pile of forgotten memories.
Winner of the 2011 Bulwer-Lytton contest via Boing Boing.
Irish author Colum McCann has won the International Impac Dublin Literary Award for his latest novel, Let The Great World Spin.
It beat 161 other titles nominated by 166 libraries worldwide.
BBC News – Irish author Colum McCann wins lucrative literary award.
And the Finalists Are…..
The Black History of the White House by Clarence Lusane (City Lights)
Contingency Plan by David K Wheeler (TS Poetry)
The Instructions by Adam Levin (McSweeney’s)
The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall (W.W. Norton)
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes (Grove/Atlantic)
Nox by Anne Carson (New Directions)
The Orange Eats Creeps by Grace Krilanovich (Two Dollar Radio)
Orion You Came and Took All My Marbles by Kira Henehan (Milkweed Editions)
The Report by Jessica Francis Kane (Graywolf)
The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandel (Unbridled)
Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead by Barbara Comyns (Dorothy)
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books)
Wingshooters by Nina Revoyr (Akashic)
via And the Finalists Are…...