Category Archives: prize winners

Writers on Writing: Jacob Appel

Passages North recently featured an insightful essay by fiction writer Jacob Appel, whose collection SCOUTING FOR THE REAPER will be released this fall–and actually, we’re such huge fans of Jacob’s writing that we accepted additional manuscripts! We can’t wait to share his stories with you.

Upcoming Reading: Tracy DeBrincat

DeBrincat coverSan Francisco: Tracy DeBrincat, whose prizewinning novel HOLLYWOOD BUCKAROO is hilarious and epic, is reading in your city on Saturday, June 29. Be there! (And click here to buy a copy of HOLLYWOOD. This novel is the perfect way to kick off summer.)

Upcoming Reading: Charlotte Pence

Pence Front CoverThe Nantucket Book Festival sounds like a pretty dreamy way to spend a summer weekend, especially since poet Charlotte Pence will be there! Her prizewinning chapbook THE BRANCHES, THE AXE, THE MISSING is one of our favorites, and she’ll talk about poetry and song and participate in a reading, all on Saturday, June 22 starting at 11:45am. Details here (and buy a copy of BRANCHES here.)

Upcoming Reading: Jen Michalski

Michalski cover JPGSan Francisco: Jen Michalski, whose prizewinning novel THE TIDE KING is just-published and already garnering killer reviews, will be in your city this Thursday as part of the  “Why There Are Words” reading at Studio 333 in Sausalito. More details here (and buy a copy of this crazy awesome novel here).

New Review of THE TIDE KING

Michalski cover JPGJen Michalski’s debut novel–and Big Moose prizewinner–The Tide King gets some love from The Baltimore Sun: “Michalski creates a tale that sweeps history by marrying icons of childhood nightmares such as witches, magic, and children struggling on their own to the icons of adult nightmares: war battles, socially sanctioned violence and murder, success and failure in love, success and failure in connecting meaningfully with others, and the mind-numbing, soul-sucking daily grind.” Read the entire review here, and buy your copy of this magnetic and beautiful book here.

Tonight: Adrian Van Young Reads in NOLA

Van Young Front CoverNew Orleans: The Bayou St. John outpost of the Maple Street Bookstore empire (3141 Ponce de Leon) will host Adrian Van Young, author of the prizewinning short story collection The Man Who Noticed Everything, for a reading at 6pm tonight. More details here. Don’t miss it!

Speed Date with Sarah Suzor

Suzor_CoverThe Buoyant Group recently caught up with the lovely Sarah Suzor and asked her a few questions about storytelling: “A simple example: I see a sunset and I think of a song. I think of a song and I remember a lover. I remember a lover and recall the last thing they said to me. I recall the last thing they said to me and I trip on that damn crack in the sidewalk. I trip on that damn crack in the sidewalk and a red car passes by. There goes a whole other story. In a matter of minutes. I think we all operate that way; I just allow myself the time and space to throw all of it into words.” Read the rest here (and buy her prizewinning poetry collection The Principle Agent here.)

THE TIDE KING Giveaway (and reading tonight!)

Michalski cover JPGJen Michalski’s prizewinning novel The Tide King can be yours for free via Goodreads–enter here. It’s a delicious book. Also, Jen reads tonight in NYC at 7pm in the East Village. Don’t miss it!

Tomorrow: LA Reading with Sarah Suzor

Suzor_CoverThe lovely and brilliant Sarah Suzor, author of the prizewinning poetry collection The Principle Agent, will read tomorrow as part of the “This Side of the 405” exhibit at the Ben Maltz Gallery in Los Angeles. All readings will also be streamed online here. (And keep an eye out for her forthcoming collaboration with Travis Cebula, due out next year…)

Brent Goodman’s Prizewinning Poem in PUERTO DEL SOL

Goodman Far From SuddenBrent Goodman’s poem “One Eye Will Never See the Other” has been awarded 2nd place in Puerto del Sol’s 2013 Poetry ContestThis poem has the satisfying quality of a Koan – its brevity, the open-endedness, and whisper of something important just beyond its edges.”  Congrats, Brent! Celebrate with a copy of his brand-new (and spectacular) collection Far From Sudden here.