The Words and Music Faulkner-Wisdom Award finalist and semi-finalist lists are up! There are some awesome Peauxdunque placements and many friends have been recognized. There may be additions to this later as those still in the running are listed only by title at the moment.
Novel category finalists (short and long list) include:
Helen Krieger‘s Don’t Cry Little Monster
Sabrina Canfield‘s Birds of Paradise
Tad Bartlett & J.Ed Marston‘s Kites, Quite Tall
Mark Spitzer‘s Monstropocalypse
Novel-in-Progress finalists include:
Missy Wilkinson‘s Life During the Plague Years
James Claffey‘s Motion of Souls
Sabrina Canfield‘s To The Place Where They Go
Susan Kirby-Smith‘s Desert Humidity
Short story finalists include:
Helen Krieger‘s Okay, So You Talk
Jennifer Nunes‘s Buy One, Get One
J.Ed Marston‘s No Accidental Fall
Tad Bartlett‘s The Non-Artists
*Maurice Ruffin‘s Ten Stories and Terri Stoor‘s A Bellyful of Sorrow are both still in the running.
Sabrina Canfield‘s Spring Sparks Sure Shot
Nefertiti Austin‘s Barack Obama Made a Liar Out of Me
*Terri Stoor‘s Bird Dog is still in the running.
Poetry finalists include:
Claire Dixon‘s The Deep End
Jenn Marie Nunes‘s Only Daughter
*Tad Bartlet‘s new century/old century, three acts and J.Ed Marston‘s Voyage of the Limit Perfected Fish are both still in the running.
Please let me know if I’ve forgotten or missed anyone!
Congrats to everybody and good luck to those still in the running!
In other news, Ronlyn Domingue has finished the first of two books that developed from one epic novel that she’s been writing. They are “independent but wholly interconnected,” Ronlyn says. She continues writing the second.
I have three pieces in this month’s 225 Magazine. One is a profile of Jeanne Leiby and her book of short stories. One is a review of the Baton Rouge One Book One Community selection CRAZY. And one is a review of Chris Tusa’s Dirty Little Angels. Also, I reviewed Hollywood Car Wash over at NOLAFemmes.