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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