By Dallas Woodburn, Fiction Editor Adam Prince’s debut collection of short stories, The Beautiful Wishes of Ugly Men, opens with an epigraph from Wright Morris’ The Works of Love: “What the world needed, it seemed, was a traveler who would stay right there in the bedroom, or open the door and walk slowly about his … Continue reading Review of The Beautiful Wishes of Ugly Men: Stories by Adam Prince
By CONOR BROUGHAN, Fiction Editor We here at Sycamore Review are pleased to extend our congratulations to contributing fiction writer Adam Prince whose short story collection The Beautiful Wishes of Ugly Men will be published by Black Lawrence Press next year. Prince won the 2010 Wabash Fiction prize with his short story “The Island of … Continue reading Congratulations to Adam Prince!
Adam Prince, the 2010 Wabash Fiction Prize winner, has been on quite a roll recently. Besides winning the 2010 Wabash Prize for his story “Island of the Lost Boys” which Peter Ho Davies noted for its “acute observations, wry wit, and delicate characterization.…The result is a quietly, almost furtively, heartbreaking story.” Beyond winning the Wabash … Continue reading Adam Prince is Angry and Determined
BY ADAM PRINCE The distance from Tempe, Arizona to Newport Beach, California is 379 miles. At sixty miles an hour along the 10 freeway, it has taken Ted Asmund six hours and twenty minutes to get here. He has just crossed the bridge to the island and is parallel parking now. He checks his mirrors, … Continue reading ISLAND OF THE LOST BOYS (an excerpt)
BY DANA BISIGNANI, Wabash Prize Coordinator After careful consideration, guest judge Peter Ho Davies selected Adam Prince’s story “Island of the Lost Boys” as this year’s winner. Davies writes that Prince’s story is “notable for its acute observations, wry wit, and delicate characterization. The latter is true of even the secondary figures–each is vividly particular–but … Continue reading Congratulations to the Winner of the 2010 Wabash Prize for Fiction