Antonya Nelson to Judge 2011 Wabash Prize for Fiction

BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief

Antonya-NelsonSycamore Review is proud to announce that award-winning author Antonya Nelson will be selecting the winner of our 2011 Wabash Prize for Fiction. Few writers have demonstrated such mastery of the short story form, and no other writer tackles family life with such voice, precision, and insight.

Nelson is the author of ten books of fiction. Her short story collections include The Expendables, In the Land of Men, Family Terrorists, Female Trouble, Some Fun, and Nothing Right. Her novels include Talking in Bed, Nobody’s Girl, Living to Tell, and, most recently, Bound. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Harpers, Redbook, and in many other magazines, as well as in anthologies such as Prize Stories, the O. Henry Awards, and Best American Short Stories. Her books have beenNew York Times Notable Books of 1992, 1996, 1998, and 2000. The New Yorker called her one of the “twenty young fiction writers for the new millennium.” She is the recipient of the Rea Award for Short Fiction, an NEA Grant 2000-01 and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She also teaches creative writing at the University of Houston and in the low-residency writing program at Warren Wilson College. We couldn’t be more honored to have such a talented and respected writer judge our contest!

For more information about the 2011 Wabash Prize for Fiction, see our contests page.