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Western Connecticut State University’s MFA in Creative and Professional Writing is honored to announce the winners of our 2022 Housatonic Book Awards! (Finalists appear alphabetically).

Fiction
Winner: Hell of a Book by Jason Mott

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Finalists

The Turnout by Megan Abbott

This Fierce Blood by Malia Marquez

The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven by Nathaniel Ian Miller

Alien Stories by E.C. Osondu 

Filthy Animals by Brandon Taylor

 
Poetry
Winner: Made to Explode by Sandra Beasley
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Finalists

Post-Mortem by Heather Altfeld

Moon News by Craig Blais

Liar by Jessica Cuello

Any Dumb Animal by AE Hines

All the Rage by Rosamond S. King

Boneyarn by David Mills

Bewildered by All This Broken Sky by Anna Scotti

 
Nonfiction
Winner:The Ground Breaking by Scott Ellsworth
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Finalists
 
Names for Light: A Family History by Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint
 
Fierce and Delicate: Essays on Dance and Illness by Renee K. Nicholson
 
When She Comes Back: A Memoir by Ronit Plank
 
 
Young Adult/Middle Grade
*The judges did not select a winner for this category. 

Submissions for the 2023 Housatonic Book Awards will open in January. Stay tuned!