2011 Awards for Our Writers


Laura Kasischke’s poetry collection Space, in Chains received the National Book Critics Circle award for poetry. An excerpt from Space, in Chains can be found in Narrative’s Fall 2010 issue.

Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad received the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. An excerpt from Egan’s novel can be found in Narrative’s Winter 2011 issue.

Jean Valentine’s Break the Glass has been honored as a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Valentine’s poetry can be found in Narrative’s Spring 2010 issue.

Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad and     C. D. Wright’s One with Others have been named 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners. Selections from Wright’s work can be found in Narrative’s Winter 2011 issue.

Lynn Freed’s short story “Sunshine” and     Jane Delury’s story “Nothing of Consequence” have been selected for the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, 2011. Other of Freed’s works in Narrative are available here. Delury’s story also won Second Place in Narrative’s Spring 2009 Story Contest.

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s short story “Arthur Arellano” has been selected as one of the Million Writers Award Top Ten Online Stories of 2011.     Megan Mayhew Bergman’s story “Birds of a Lesser Paradise” was recognized as one of the notable stories of 2011 by the Million Writers Award judges.

Katherine Jamieson’s Readers’ Narrative “Georgetown, Guyana” has been selected for Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011. The essay was first published in Narrative’s Fall 2008 issue.

Anthony Marra’s short story “Chechnya” has been selected for The Pushcart Prize Series, 2011. “Chechnya” also won First Place in Narrative’s Spring 2009 Story Contest and is Marra’s first published story.     Elea Carey’s story “Dodge” and Pete Fromm’s story “Peas” were awarded special mention in the 2011 Pushcart collection.

Tim Johnston’s “Two Years” has been selected to appear in Best of the West, 2011.

Tom Barbash’s “The Women” has been selected to appear in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011. “The Women” was first published in Narrative’s Winter 2010 issue.