Finalists & Prize Winners – 2014

October 1, 2014 by ronsamul

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 the winners of the inaugural Housatonic Book Awards. The winner in each category will receive a $1000 honorarium and a $500 travel stipend and will appear at a residency of the MFA program to give a public reading and present a Master Class to MFA students. Guidelines for next year’s awards will appear at the Housatonic Book Awards web site (https://housatonicbookawards.wordpress.com/) in early 2015. Congratulations to the authors and presses!

Fiction

Finalists:

The Fifty-First State, by Lisa Borders (Engine Books)
The Morning Hours, by Paula Treck DeBoard (Harlequin MIRA)
My Notorioius Life, by Kate Manning (Scribner)
River of Dust, by Virginia Pye (Unbridled Books)

Winner:
Cartwheel, by Jennifer DuBois (Random House)
Poetry

Finalists:

Beauty Mark, Suzanne Cleary (BkMkPress)
Large White House Speaking, Mark Irwin (New Issues Poetry & Prose)
American Amnesiac, Diane Raptosh (Etruscan Press)
Vestigial, Page Hill Starzinger (Barrow Street Press)

Winner:
Begin Empty Handed, Gail Martin (Perugia Press)
Nonfiction

Finalists:

Scattered: The Forced Relocation of Poland’s Ukranians after WWII, Diana Howansky Reilly (University of Wisconsin Press)
The Blind Masseuse, Alden Jones (Terrace Books)
The Next Scott Nadelson, Scott Nadelson (Hawthorne Books)
Becoming Tom Thumb, Eric Lehman (Wesleyan University Press)

Winner:
Bootstrapper, Mardi Jo Link (Knopf)
Writing for Middle Grades and YA

Finalists:

Rules of Ghosting, by AJ Paquette (Bloomsbury)
Lone Wolves, by John Smelcer (Leapfrog Press)
After Isaac, by Avra Wing (Olinville Press)
Over the Line, by David Lloyd (Syracuse University Press)

Winner:
Brotherhood, by A.B. Westrick (Viking)

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