by Conor Broughan, Fiction Editor
Congratulations to Issue 23.1 contributor Edith Pearlman who has been selected to receive the 2011 Pen/Malamud Award! The award recognizes a body of work that demonstrates excellence in the art of short fiction and we here at Sycamore Review know that no one deserves the award more after publishing Pearlman’s thought-provoking, speculative short story “Last Words” in our last issue.
The award follows a busy year for Edith Pearlman who also published Binocular Vision, a collection of new and selected stories with Lookout Books. Be sure to read our review of Binocular Vision and our recent interview with Edith Pearlman before you order your copy of Issue 23.1. This award was a long time coming and is well deserved. We can’t wait to read more Edith Pearlman stories in the near future.