On September 29th, THE FIVE WOUNDS was announced as a shortlist pick for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. The winning novel will be announced at The Center’s Annual Awards Benefit and 200th Anniversary Celebration on December 7th.
The French edition of Miranda Popkey’s TOPICS OF CONVERSATION will be part of the French publishing industry’s “Rentrée Littéraire 2021.” The French title of the book is LES CONVERSATIONS and will be published by Lattès in France, on August 25th, 2021.
On April 22nd, PEN America announced that THE GONE DEAD has been selected for their 2020 Longlist.
On September 15th, the University of Mississippi announced that THE GONE DEAD had been selected for their 2019 shortlist.
On July 21st, the Crook’s Corner Book Prize Foundation announced that Chanelle Benz’s THE GONE DEAD had made their longlist. The prize winner will be announced in January 2021.
On June 17th, Foreword Reviews announced that Johanna Stoberock’s PIGS was a Bronze Winner for Literary Fiction in the 2019 Foreword Indies Awards.
James Oseland’s JIMMY NEUROSIS has been named a finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Awards. The winners will be announced on June 8, 2020.
Lydia Davis’ ESSAYS ONE has been named a finalist for the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. The winners will be announced on March 12, 2020.
Chanelle Benz’s THE GONE DEAD was longlisted for the Pen/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel, and Lydia Davis’ ESSAYS ONE was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. In their announcement on December 13th, PEN stated that “these longlisted books are dynamic, diverse, and thought-provoking examples of literary excellence”.
On December 2nd, the Artist Trust named Johanna Stoberock as the recipient of the 2019 LaSalle Storyteller Award. The unrestricted grant recognizes a Washington State artist engaged in storytelling.