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2017 Housatonic Book Award Winners and Finalists

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 2017 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 2018 for public readings and Master Classes.

 

Middle Grade or Young Adult

Winner

Still a Work in Progress by Jo Knowles

Finalists

The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz

Go South to Freedom by Frye Gaillard

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

Life at the Speed of Us by Heather Sappenfield

 

Poetry

Winner

Off Message by Joel Brouwer

Finalists

Performance of Being Human by Daniel Borzutsky

One Hundred Hungers by Lauren Camp

Hundred Year Wave by Rachel Richardson

Diving Makes the Water Deep by Zach Savich

 

Fiction

Winner

Dancing with the Tiger by Lili Wright

Finalists

Modern Girls by Jennifer S. Brown

All Stories Are Love Stories by Elizabeth Percer

The Monster’s Daughter by Michelle Pretorius

The Exit Coach by Megan Staffel

 

Nonfiction

Winner

The Inventors by Peter Selgin

Finalists

Walking the Llano: A Texas Memoir of Place by Shelley Armitage

A Piece of Sky, A Grain of Rice by Christine Hale

The Jaguar Man by Lara Naughton

A Road Unforeseen: Woman Fight the Islamic State by Meredith Tax

 

 

 

 

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