Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bob Shacochis wins Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction

2014 Taos Summer Writers' Conference keynote speaker, Bob Shacochis, has won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction. Many of you may remember Bob's fantastic keynote reading this summer in which he read from and discussed the themes of The Woman Who Lost Her Soul. While Bob's reading and subsequent roundtable focused on the craft of writing--specifically the way time functions in the novel--it is clear that this behemoth of a novel tackles many pressing political and cultural issues of our time.

In their announcement of the $10,000 award this morning, the judges said that novelist Bob Shacochis “creates an intricate portrait of the catastrophic events that have led to an endless cycle of vengeance and war between cultures.” Find out more here.

In an interesting twist, one of the two runners up for the award is a former TSWC participant, Margaret Wrinkle for her debut novel, Wash

Congratulations Bob! A much deserved award for a fantastic, epic novel. 

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