Annie’s first book wins Rubery Fiction Award!

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2016

Fiction Winner

Annie Dawid

York Ferry

York Ferry Annie Dawid
This is an ambitious novel, told with irresistibly smooth prose, that traces a family over twenty years, seeing inside the head of each one with extraordinary insight. The father leaves while the children are young, and his presence hovers over them as they mature, his absence inevitably influencing the development of their personalities. It almost reads like a succession of short stories about the world as it used to be and as it is now. The book is unexpectedly gripping, authentic, immediate – it is reminiscent of Anne Tyler – a world where the action is secondary to the truth of beautifully observed lives. It has to be read slowly to appreciate its true worth.

2016 Judges
Our three high profile judges for the 2016 awards are:
MAN Booker Shortlisted author, Clare Morrall, Poet and Stand winner Jeff Phelps, and author, dramatist and lecturer, William Gallagher.

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About Annie Dawid

Annie Dawid teaches creative writing at the University College, University of Denver. She was professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR, 1990-2006. Annie won the 2016 International Rubery Award in fiction for her first book and the Music Prize from Knuthouse Press in Fiction. Other awards include the Dana Award in the Essay, the Orlando Flash Fiction Award, The New Rocky Mountain Voices Award (drama) and the Northern Colorado Award in Creative Non-Fiction. Most recent publications: Tikkun, Litro, Fictive Dream. Multiple websites feature her short works, including TubeFlash, Spelk, Octavius, Nowhere, WeSaidGoTravel, Structo, Fiction Attic Press and others. Her three published volumes of fiction are: York Ferry: A Novel, Cane Hill Press, 1993, second printing Lily in the Desert: Stories, Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 2001 And Darkness Was Under His Feet: Stories of a Family, Litchfield Review Press, 2009
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5 Responses to Annie’s first book wins Rubery Fiction Award!

  1. jackiestjoan says:

    Congratulations Annie. Looking forward to it

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  2. mandosan says:

    Warmest congratulation to Annie!

    Eleanor Swanson, PhD Mile High MFA http://www.eleanorswanson.com ________________________________

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  3. cchsbookgroup says:

    Thank you Eleanor and Jackie — 23 years later… a lovely surprise.
    Annie

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  4. Cynthia Kuhn says:

    Congratulations, Annie! How wonderful and so deserved (sorry I didn’t see this until now).

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  5. Annie Dawid says:

    Thanks, Cynthia. It was quite a wonderful surprise!
    Annie

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