Winner of the 2008 Wabash Prize in Fiction

BY MEHDI OKASI, Editor-in-Chief

I’d like to congratulate Matthew Simmons, whose story, “Saxophone Lung Explodes” was chosen by Richard Bausch as the winner of the this year’s contest. There were many exceptional entries and as a staff, we had a very difficult time selecting the stories that we forwarded to Mr. Bausch. However, “Saxophone Lung Explodes” won the contest because of (in Mr. Bausch’s words) “its exquisite strangeness and for its grief.” Congratulations to Matthew Simmons and thank you to everyone who submitted to this years contest. You can read Matthew’s story along with interviews with Pulitzer Prize winning writer, Michael Chabon, and novelist, Peter Ho Davies. If you’d like to purchase a copy, please write us and be sure to include a check for $7 made payable to Sycamore Review.