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Housatonic Book Award Winners / 2015
The MFA in Creative and Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University and its alumni organization, the MFA Alumni Writers Collaborative, are delighted to announce winners and finalists of the 2015 Housatonic Book Awards.
Congratulations to the winners, who will receive $1500 and will appear at residencies of the WCSU MFA in Creative and Professional Writing in 2016 for public reading and Master Classes.
This year’s fiction award was limited to nominations of genre fiction; in 2016, the fiction award will be open only to nominations of literary fiction. Guidelines for the 2016 awards will appear on this site in early 2016.
Fiction (Genre Fiction)
Winner: Red 1-2-3, by John Katzenbach, Grove Atlantic
The Rest Is Silence, by James Benn, Soho Press
The Forgers, by Bradford Morrow, Grove Atlantic
The Nature of Truth, by Sergio Troncoso, Arte Publico Press
Island Fog, by John Vanderslice, Lavender Ink
If the Tabloids Are True What Are You? by Matthea Harvey, Graywolf Press
Tree Line, by Judy Halebsky, New Issues Press
Bone Map, by Sara Eliza Johnson, Milkweed Editions
To the Bramble and the Briar, by Steve Scafidi, University of Arkansas Press
Complicity, by Adam Sol, McClelland & Stewart
The Empathy Exams, by Leslie Jamison, Graywolf Press
Thrown, by Kerry Howley, Sarabande Books
Phoning Home, by Jacob Appel, University of South Carolina Press
Factory Man, by Beth Macy, Hachette Book Group
Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food, by Laura Silver, Brandeis Press
Beauty of the Broken, by Tawni Waters, Simon Pulse
The Carnival at Bray, by Jessie Ann Foley, Elephant Rock Books
Mending Horses, by M.P. Barker, Holiday House Books
Rory’s Promise, by Michaela MacColl and Rosemary Nichols, Boyds Mill Press
Steering Toward Normal, by Rebecca Petruck, Abrams Amulet Books
For a printable version of the results click 2015 Winners and Finalists.
Guidelines for 2016 will be posted in January.