Permafrost Nonfiction Book Prize Winner!


We at Permafrost Magazine are very excited to announce the winner for our 2016 Nonfiction Book Prize!

After months of deliberating over more than one hundred amazing manuscript submissions, all such a pleasure to read, our judge Scott Russell Sanders has chosen Anand Prahlad’s The Secret of a Black Aspie  as this year’s winning manuscript. We are so excited to have this book published through the University of Alaska Press!

Congratulations to Anand Prahlad for this achievement!

Congratulations also to our finalists, whose submissions made the decision process much harder:

Shasta Grant, The Inmate’s Daughter: A Memoir

Rachel Hanson, The End of Tennessee

Katie Koppel, Plucked: A Memoir of Hiding

Mary Kudenov, Community Chest: A Portrait of Life in Urban Alaska

Jacqueline Lyons,  Breakdown of Poses

Kim Kupperman,  Reach for Your Revolver: Musings on Culture & Other Dilemmas

Gary Fincke,  The Darkness Call

Sarah Montgomery,  Dually Noted

Alice Bolstridge,  Nature and the Word

Michael Hemery,  So We Go: The Day My Father Died

Robin Hemley,  Things that Could Have Killed Us


The winner will receive $1,000 and publication of their manuscript through the  University of Alaska Press.


Our judge for the contest was Scott Russell Sanders, author of  Divine Animal: A Novel,  Earth Works: Selected Essays, and  A Conservationist Manifesto.


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