Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Posted: 03/15/2013 3:18 AM | Comments: 0
NEW YORK -- Claire Vaye Watkins has won a US$20,000 Story Prize, the first woman to do so since 2007.
Vaye received the ninth annual Story Prize on Wednesday night for Battleborn, a collection of 10 short stories set in the American West in the past and present.
Other finalists were Junot Diaz for This Is How You Lose Her and Dan Chaon for Stay Awake. Each will receive $5,000.
The last woman to win the Story Prize was Mary Gordon for The Stories of Mary Gordon.
The award was established in 2004 to honour short story collections. Previous winners include Edwidge Danticat for The Dew Breaker, Patrick O'Keeffe for The Hill Road and Steven Millhauser for We Others.
-- The Associated Press
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 15, 2013 D2
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Munro film set in U.S. earns early praise
Roots of a movement
The conversion of Grey Owl
Muslim youth worldwide empowered by music
On the Night Table: Pam Kirkpatrick
Would-be writers familiar fodder in Carpenter's posthumous novel
Ellis's new YA novel follows pair in Iran
New in Paperback: April 19
An irrational take on U.S. irrationalism
Satire stumbles on boring heroine
'All Our Names' a new take on immigrant tale
After his death, Garcia Marquez book sales soar